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Severe weather warning as tornado threatens to batter UK

Posted on 10:20 AM by Sameer Shah

The UK is at risk of being battered by a tornado tonight, a weather expert has warned.


A band of heavy rain and strong winds are predicted to sweep eastwards across the UK overnight, according to Julian Mayes of MeteoGroup.

The tornado could tear tiles and slates off roofs and branches off trees, putting pedestrians and motorists at risk.

Mr Mayes said: 'Most people are going to notice some very gusty winds tonight.

'When the wind direction changes very quickly it can sometimes trigger a tornado, so it's a possibility.

'There might be one or two.'

Weather experts are unable to predict where in the UK the tornadoes might occur but Mr Mayes said people would notice if they experienced one.

He said: 'It's almost random where one may touch down.

'Each one may only cover a mile or two.

'We might get one and nobody even notices.

'If someone was to encounter one they would notice.

'There would be the sudden arrival of very strong winds which would die down after a few minutes.'

Tornados are not uncommon in the UK, with approximately 35 each year.

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