Topic: Freaky weather Thread
I sure everywhere some Freaky Weather, but today was bloody joke as 11 tornadoes strike across UK
A series of freak tornadoes struck communities in parts of Britain yesterday, damaging property and uprooting trees in a trail of destruction.
It is understood as many as 11 separate twisters formed separately early yesterday from Farnborough, Hampshire, to as far north as Scunthorpe.
The 80mph winds damaged dozens of homes, with some roofs ripped off.
However, there were no reports of injuries, and the Association of British Insurers predicted claims would be a fraction of those from this summer's devastating floods.
Dr Terrence Meaden, deputy head of the Tornado and Storm Research Organisation, said that five reports were "looking certain" to be confirmed as tornadoes.
They hit Farnborough, Hampshire; Luton, Bedfordshire; Nuneaton, Warwickshire; and Long Eaton, Derbyshire. Dr Meaden said further research may well confirm another five tornadoes.
A double-decker school bus had part of its roof ripped off by a falling branch.
The bus, which was empty, was travelling on the A4500 in Northamptonshire at about 7am yesterday.
In a statement, the Met Office said that the gusts were "conducive to tornadoes" and measured T2 or T3 on the Torro scale - which ranges from 0 to 10 - meaning that they were "moderate to strong".
i woke up 5.30 in moring to ear Rain bashing so load, unbealiveable and really Gusty, i was scared as i was the only wake at the time and that was not a tornadoe.
i got to go, i my sister need to use intenet
Last edited by BASSI (2007-09-24 17:08:21)