A funnel cloud near Taupo. Photo / Megan Bishop

An incredible funnel cloud has been captured on video forming in the skies near Taupo.

Taupo had been expecting rain and possible thunderstorms today but had instead remained largely dry, forecaster MetService said.

However, the conditions proved ripe for the clouds to spiral into a funnel.

Funnel clouds were often caused when cooler and warmer air moving in different directions and different altitudes mixed together, causing clouds to rotate and…

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