Look East's weather presenter Julie Reinger explains some of Norfolk's
stranger meteorological moments.
certainly had its fair share of weird weather.
rains "cats and dogs" but in Great Yarmouth it has actually rained
On Sunday August
6, 2000 the skies opened and down fell a shower of dead sprats.
swept up the tiny silver fish from the North Sea and carried them
two miles before depositing them on the seaside resort.
swept through the village of Long Stratton on December 14, 1989.
This one left
a trail of total devastation and around £1 million worth of
roof tiles were ripped off buildings, car windows were smashed and
a caravan was tipped on it's side.
only one person was injured.
The Fen Blows
the Norfolk Fenlands have been known to find their washing and windows
covered in a thick black dust.
It's the result
of a weather phenomenon known as the "Fen Blows".
If 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.
rather messy, it's the equivalent of a sandstorm in the Sahara Desert.
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