Tornadoes in Britain

A tornado struck Suffolk in England on November 12, smashing greenhouses, tearing off roof tiles, and uprooting trees.

Britain gets a lot of tornadoes:

Britain has one of the highest frequencies of tornadoes in the world, partly because of its weather patterns, and partly they are easily spotted in a densely populated country….

The largest tornado swarm in Britain was recorded on November 21, 1981, when 105 tornadoes struck in a few hours as a cold front swept down from North Wales to southeast England.

They smashed hundreds of homes, wrecked caravans and uprooted trees. Eyewitnesses described how the skies suddenly plunged into darkness before a terrifying roar, like an approaching train, was heard and ferocious whirling winds struck.

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