With gloomy, chilly weather forecast for the coming week or so, frostbitten Brits might be forgiven for praying for some divine intervention.
And a little bit came Caroline Hawthorne’s way in the form of this spectacular “Jesus-shaped” cloud above her home in Willenhall, West Mids.
Caroline, 42, grabbed her iPhone and snapped a few pictures of the freaky formation which she shared with friends and relatives.
Caroline, who works as a copywriter, said: "It was really odd.
"The sky was quite cloudy and there was this weird cloud formation.
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"People have been telling me it looks like an angel or Jesus with his arms outstretched.
"The rest of the sky was ordinarily cloudy except for this formation, which stayed there for a while."
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Caroline continued: "It was a bit eerie. It's grey with an outline of white and looks like a tornado.
"In all probability, that's what it was. It went past at 10.30am but I made sure to get a picture before the cloud drifted apart.
"It was so bizarre and I've never seen anything like it."
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The unusually-shaped cloud was probably not a sign from Heaven, but more likely a funnel cloud or ‘tuba.’
Funnel clouds are commonly associated with cumulonimbus clouds – the clouds that bring us thunderstorms.
When fully-developed they can extend to the ground or a water surface, giving rise to tornadoes or waterspouts.
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While a funnel cloud can look like a whirling tornado in it own right, it’s a purely visual phenomenon, not a vortex of wind itself.
Alternatively, of course, Caroline’s cloud could be a reassurance from above that help is coming.
After all, goodness knows we all need some right now.
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