IMAGE Funnel Cloud, Longford, Ireland

Arenda Lake photographed this funnel cloud near Granard, County Longford on Thursday afternoon (09 August, 2012). The image was submitted to IWO via our Facebook page.

A funnel cloud is a rapidly rotating funnel-shaped cloud extending downward from the base of a cumulonimbus cloud, which, if it touches the surface of the earth, is classified as a tornado.