for weird weather and Norfolk has certainly had its fair share.
frequently rains "cats and dogs" but in Great Yarmouth it has actually
It's raining fish!
Sunday August 6, 2000 the skies opened and down fell a shower of
mini-tornado swept up the tiny silver fish from the North Sea and
carried them two miles before depositing them on the seaside resort.
tornado swept through the village of Long Stratton on December 14,
one left a trail of total devastation and around £1 million
worth of damage.
and roof tiles were ripped off buildings, car windows were smashed
and a caravan was tipped on it's side.
presenter Julie Reinger
only one person was injured.
of the Norfolk Fenlands have been known to find their washing and
windows covered in a thick black dust.
the result of a weather phenomenon known as the "Fen Blows".
we have a lot of rain followed by very dry conditions, the ground
becomes cracked and dusty. If it is then whipped up by a keen wind
it can result in a soilstorm.
and rather messy, it's the equivalent of a sandstorm in the Sahara
By Sheila McKeown, a librarian at the Millennium Library in
Story Weather: Horrible Geography, by Anita
Ganari. Hippo 1999, ISBN 0439011213.
Forecasting the Weather by Alan Rodgers.
Heinemann 2002, ISBN 0431038449.
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your local library.
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