Watch: ‘Funnel clouds’ spotted over Cork during status yellow storm warning

Funnel clouds were seen over Cork today as storms hit Rebel County.

Cork and surrounding counties in Munster have been issued thunderstorm warnings by Met √Čireann. Status orange warnings were issued for Tipperary and Waterford, while Cork, Clare and Limerick were under a status yellow warning.

County Kerry was the only county in the country to escape a weather warning today.

Tornado-like funnel clouds were spotted near Cork and Clonakilty Airport this afternoon, with locals sharing snaps of the interesting phenomenon on social media.

You can see videos of the funnel clouds below.

According to Met Eireann, the strange cloud is very similar to a tornado, although it does not touch the ground. Funnel clouds are formed by a rotating column of air and are made up of rotating water droplets.

We have seen funnel clouds during previous storms here in Rebel County and they are always a fascinating sight to behold.

Previously, Corkbeo reported on a ‘mini tornado’ seen ripping through Barrack Street and another landing on a Ballincollig farm in recent months.