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Parts of southern Asia and south-west Pacific braced for severe weather

Residents in parts of southern Asia and the south-west Pacific are bracing themselves for potentially severe weather this weekend. Of particular concern is the potential for flash floods, landslides and avalanches in Pakistan, while Bangladesh and the north-east Indian district … Continue reading

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Saturday’s squally weather and reports of tornadoes

On Saturday we saw a number of heavy rain showers group together in what’s known as a ‘squall line’ – a narrow band of thunderstorms, intense rain, hail, and frequent lightning accompanied by brief but very strong gusts of wind … Continue reading

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What are tornadoes?

They are spinning columns of air that reach the ground from cumulonimbus (thunderstorm) clouds. Where do they occur and how do they form? – Most continents have regions with favourable conditions for tornado formation. The central and southern states of the … Continue reading

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How often do we get tornadoes in the UK?

Over the past few weeks there have been several reports of funnel clouds and tornadoes across the UK. So what are tornadoes and how do they form? Tornadoes form when the weather is ‘unstable’ and showery. They are narrow, spinning columns … Continue reading

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