UK Tornado Organisation say tornadoes could form on Merseyside today

The Tornado and Storm Research Organisation, which keeps records of tornadoes in the UK, has announced that it is possible that funnel clouds and weak tornadoes could be seen on Merseyside today.

According to the oragnisation a few funnel clouds have already been spotted in different parts of the UK and there’s a chance of it happening closer to home.

Thier forecast says that with showers and potentail thunderstorms developing, funnel clouds and weak tornadoes are possible on Merseyside today.

They say that “the most likely locations are long convergence zones – currently there are several of these around the UK and Ireland – the image shows the more prominent of these highlighted”.

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Even though there is some sunshine forecast, unsettled weather from the west will bring in heavy rain and cooler temperatures to the region throughout the week.

Winds will also pick up, with gusts of up to 30mph at times on Wednesday and nighttime temperatures will feel cool, with lows of 13C predicted.

A funnel cloud is a funnel-shaped cloud of condensed water droplets, associated with a rotating column of wind, but not reaching the ground or a water surface.

They are most frequently in association with supercell thunderstorm and are only classed as a tornado if they reach the ground.

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