FUNNEL clouds have been captured on camera hovering over Moreton shore.

In footage sent in by Globe readers, the video shows the strange weather phenomenon visible over houses in the area at around 1.30pm today (Wednesday, August 8).

A funnel cloud is cone-shaped and extends from the base of a cloud towards the ground without reaching the surface.

According to the Met Office, in the UK they look like thin rope hanging from clouds above.

Funnel clouds are formed in the same way as a tornado building around and area of intense low pressure.

Sometimes funnel clouds can create waterspouts which are a moving column of water and form like a whirlwind.

Funnel cloud pictured over Reeds Lane, Moreton (Picture: Liz Burnett)

This particular waterspout is called 'fair weather' as it forms along the flat base of a cloud in light wind conditions.

When they hit land, fair weather waterspouts dissipate rapidly meaning they move very little.

One reader told the Globe: "It only lasted a few seconds, I was so lucky to see it.

"I just grabbed phone and managed to take about six shots before it disappeared.

"It was amazing to see."