The UK experiences more tornadoes than any other country in the world in proportion to its land area and when they happen they can be shocking to witness.
Watch our top 10 playlist of the most shocking tornado moments to happen on British soil below:
Here are some amazing UK Tornado facts:
- The UK experiences more tornadoes than any other country in the world in proportion to its land area. On November 23 1981, 105 tornadoes struck in five-and-a-half hours across England.
- On average, 33 tornadoes are logged each year in the UK, but many more are presumed to go unreported because they strike open land.
- Some tornadoes form at sea as strong waterspouts which produce a tornado as they hit the coast. On January 7 1998 in Selsey, West Sussex, a waterspout carved a trail of damage a kilometre wide through the town, damaging hundreds of buildings in less than 10 minutes.
- The Birmingham tornado of July 2005 damaged 1,000 homes, 90 businesses and injured 22 people in four minutes. A tornado of this intensity is expected of an urban area in the UK every five to 10 years.