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seriousstan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-07-06 11:06 AM
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7. Not bizarre at all.
1950: Tornado sweeps southern England

One or two tornadoes are reported every year in the UK, of varying severity. Most are very limited in area, and cause damage over a narrow band not many miles in length.

They generally happen as a result of violent thunderstorms, and are caused by strong air currents within a storm cloud creating a high-speed funnel of wind.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthisday/hi/dates/stories/may/21...

The most recent tornado known to London is the South London tornado of 1984. The sky turned green, patio furniture was blown, but luckily no lives were lost.

http://www.fims.uwo.ca/newmedia2006/default.asp?id=269

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