'Amazing' tornado seen over Northamptonshire
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Northamptonshire tornado throws up trail of debris

Video footage has shown a tornado spinning its way across the Northamptonshire countryside.

The weather phenomenon picked up rubbish and debris, twirling it through the air, as it made its way across the county from about 19:45 BST on Saturday evening tracking east-northeast between Flore and Moulton according to weather radar.

The tornado lasted for about 15 minutes and was probably caused by a "supercell thunderstorm", said storm-chaser and Weatherquest meteorologist Dan Holley.

"These are storms that have rotation and can occasionally produce tornadoes much more common in US plains but we do get a handful of events, about 35, each year in the UK," he said.

It was described as "amazing" by an onlooker heard in the video.

  • 27 Jul 2020
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