A large 'waterspout' has appeared off the coast of Finistère in Brittany, in an impressive example of the rare meteorological phenomenon.

Waterspouts appear in the shape of a tornado but are actually seawater, and hover above the sea. This one was seen on November 1 off the coast of Penmarc'h.

Déborah Le Palud, who owns a salon on the coast, told Ouest France: "It was impressive. The sky was dark and the rain was intense [and then I saw] a big line taking shape. It was spinning and picking up big swathes of water."

The meteorological event is rare.