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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-07-06 04:28 PM
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15. Small tornadoes aren't that rare in Britain
but they're short-lived, so don't often cause much damage.

The UK experiences an estimated 50 tornadoes on land each year, putting it top of the European league.
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She said the tornado formed due to a lot of energy in the air across the UK, producing widespread heavy thunderstorms with gusty winds.

"However, in the case of the shower in London, the massive up and down draughts came into phase, spiralling and forming a tornado," she said.

The Association of British Insurers said initial estimates suggested damage would be in the millions of pounds rather than tens of millions as seen in Birmingham tornado in 2005.

The last tornado which caused significant damage in London was in December 1954, in west London, in which six people were hurt and the roof of Gunnersbury London Underground station was ripped off.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/6217514.stm


The Birmingham one was in July/
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  -CNN: Six injured as tornado hits London DeepModem Mom  Dec-07-06 10:10 AM   #0 
  - temps in europe are pretty warm for this time of year.  msongs   Dec-07-06 10:13 AM   #1 
  - Yeah tomorrow we get the "Alpenfoen" winds  48percenter   Dec-07-06 10:17 AM   #4 
     - Too funny! Modest sunbathing felines! I love it.  SharonAnn   Dec-07-06 02:20 PM   #12 
  - Tornadoes in LONDON in December??  48percenter   Dec-07-06 10:14 AM   #2 
  - It's absolutely bizarre! nt  DeepModem Mom   Dec-07-06 10:17 AM   #3 
     - Not bizarre at all.  seriousstan   Dec-07-06 11:06 AM   #7 
        - Isn't a tornado in December unusual?  DeepModem Mom   Dec-07-06 01:20 PM   #8 
           - Thanks for pointing that out! Very interesting. From that link:  Judi Lynn   Dec-07-06 01:24 PM   # 
           - Yes.  laundry_queen   Dec-07-06 02:07 PM   #11 
              - Small tornadoes aren't that rare in Britain  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-07-06 04:28 PM   #15 
           - Sorry, double post. n/t  Judi Lynn   Dec-07-06 01:24 PM   #9 
           - yes -- southwestern Ontario  Lisa   Dec-07-06 03:41 PM   #14 
           - Early winter is the Tornado season in the UK  stormymonday   Dec-07-06 05:07 PM   #16 
  - Welcome to the New World Order...  Virginia Dare   Dec-07-06 10:57 AM   #5 
  - Wow. That seems really weird. I'm listening to Virgin Radio on the net.  Beausoir   Dec-07-06 11:03 AM   #6 
  - No worries, it's just a little climate change.  Porcupine   Dec-07-06 01:37 PM   #10 
     - Nope. That's a mass delusion.  tanyev   Dec-07-06 03:34 PM   #13 
 

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