A farmer has captured some incredible footage of a ‘mini hay tornado’ on a Rudgwick farm.
Tim Bargman was out collecting hay from his fields at Canfields Farm on Monday (July 18) when he spotted the swirling phenomena.
He said: “It was about lunch time, around 12ish or 1ish. I was just hay turning and I looked up and all this hay was coming towards me.
“It must have been 25-30ft (wide) and went up in the sky 100 odd feet.”
Tim hopped off his tractor and immediately started recording it on his phone.
“It was fantastic. It picked up so much hay it was unbelievable.
“You see much much smaller ones when you are a hay maker but I have not seen anything like this.”
It lasted two minutes, travelling across two fields before it disappeared from view of the farm.
It finally came to a stop at the village primary school, 3/4 of a mile away from the field where it started.
“It kind of rained down on Rudgewick Primary School,” he said.
“There was a TA there who said they were out in the playground and it was just coming down.”
Tim had been calling it a ‘mini tornado’ before he was corrected by people on social media who said it was a dust devil.
He was told by an expert dust devils were created when the ground was cold but the air above it was very hot.
Tim’s parents bought the farm back in the 1960s.
His father died three years ago and Tim said he thought this was sign from his dad to get on with his work.
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