Residents of an English village were shocked to find not rain falling from the sky yesterday but seaweed. In a bizarre freak weather incident Berkeley in Gloucestershire was covered in the smelly brown algae after a storm.
Its though that a twister swept up the seaweed from a beach 20 miles away and then dumped it on the streets and gardens during a storm.
Stunned engineer Dr Richard Overton, 55, and his wife Kay, collected an entire bucket full of the green slime from their front garden.
He said: “I looked out of the window after a very big storm finished and to my amazement there were lots of flakes of seaweed scattered over the garden.
Weather experts believe the seaweed was picked up from Clevedon Beach in North Somerset by a water spout during freak weather conditions on the coast.
It was then carried through the air – before being deposited on the normally quiet peacfull town.