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  • Location: Peterborough N.Cambridgeshire
  • Location: Peterborough N.Cambridgeshire

    I have just posted about this on another thread but because I find this so remarkable I thought I may aswell start a new thread.

    In the past 2yrs there has been 6 tornados/funnel clouds within a 20mile radius of Peterborough.

    There has been 2 tornados directly over Peterborough, 2 in Spalding (16miles away from Peterborough), 1 in Bourne last summer (16miles from Peterborough), 1 near Crowland around 8miles from Peterborough.

    Here are the exact dates with photos & videos.

    Peterborough Tornado 28th July 2005.

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    Links

    http://www2.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/pages/...ery-july05.html

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/nolpda/ukfs_news/hi/...000/4726879.stm

    Peterborough Tornado 18th August 2006

    http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/ViewArt...ticleid=1706147

    Peterborough Tornado 22nd June 2007

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/cambridgeshire/conten...o_gallery.shtml

    Videos

    Two tornados in Spalding 25th June 2007

    http://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news?articleid=2980205

    A tornado was reported last summer in Bourne but unfortunately I don't have any pics or links but as you can see this is 6 tornados in the past 2yrs.

    Now I say tornados but IMO these were just simply funnel clouds and the only real tornado was the one that hit in July 2005. But having said this it is really amazing to have this number of tornados/funnel clouds within 2yrs in such a small radius and I bet even locations in the US can't beat this record.

    What I want to know is what is causing this?, I know Peterborough lies in a very favourable location for storms but to have this number of tornados in 2yrs is remarkable IMO. I am concerned however that in the future a more powerful tornado may strike my region considering the frequency of these is increasing.

    I would appreciate your views especially the likes of Paul Sherman who is a keen tornado chaser.

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  • Location: Peterborough N.Cambridgeshire
  • Location: Peterborough N.Cambridgeshire

    I have heard some reports that 3 funnel clouds were reported a few days ago in Bourne.

    If this is true then this takes the tally to 9 twisters in 2 years!. I may send these reports to Torro because obviously something within our region is causing these frequent tornados. Aswell as this my mother was telling me about the Fen dust devils and how under dry, dusty conditions dust devils are frequently reported around the fens.

    I tell you what though every single time a forecast consists of either T Storms or heavy showers I shall make sure my camera is ready.

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  • Location: Bourne, Lincs/cambs border
  • Location: Bourne, Lincs/cambs border

    all you have to do is look at my signature and it tells you what Bourne (within 10 miles) have had this month, last years was a biggy but i haven't included it and i will try and find you the link for the pic.

    pictures: http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/ViewArt...ticleid=2977098

    article: http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/ViewArt...ticleid=2979323

    http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/ViewArt...ticleid=2980591

    http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/ViewArt...ticleid=2981666

    the latest: http://www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/ViewArt...ticleid=1100629

    local article: http://www.bournelocal.co.uk/news?articleid=2980321

    my video :

    the amount of articles shows you how frequently they have occurred lately.

    and finally last years biggy that injured 5 students... http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lincolnshire/5261198.stm

    eyewitness account... http://www.stamfordtoday.co.uk/ViewArticle...ticleid=1721166

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  • Location: 4 miles north of Durham City
  • Location: 4 miles north of Durham City
    I have heard some reports that 3 funnel clouds were reported a few days ago in Bourne.

    If this is true then this takes the tally to 9 twisters in 2 years!. I may send these reports to Torro because obviously something within our region is causing these frequent tornados. Aswell as this my mother was telling me about the Fen dust devils and how under dry, dusty conditions dust devils are frequently reported around the fens.

    I tell you what though every single time a forecast consists of either T Storms or heavy showers I shall make sure my camera is ready.

    It is truly remarkable...although I must say, a funnel cloud is not regarded as a tornado.

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  • Location: Peterborough N.Cambridgeshire
  • Location: Peterborough N.Cambridgeshire
    It is truly remarkable...although I must say, a funnel cloud is not regarded as a tornado.

    I do agree PP. :ph34r:

    I only really regard the 28th June 2005 event as a true tornado.

    The recent tornado over Peterborough I didn't even notice whereas the one in 2005 I could hear coming!. I shall never forget that afternoon because we had just had a thunderstorm which I thought was clearing when all of a sudden I heard the wind increasing. Within around 2mins this wind increased significantly and then I heard what can only be described as a noise sounding like a jet engine. I immediately knew this was a tornado coming and grabbed my camera and witnessed the tornado passing over around 100metres away!.

    What I find rather ironic is a few years ago I said to my family that my goal in life was to witness a tornado and never did I expect these tornados/funnel clouds to appear in my own city!. Every single time a forecast consists of either T Storms/ heavy showers I shall be ready with my camera.

    If we continue to see these tornados/funnels im seriously thinking of setting up my own twister tours and earning a few quid :lol:

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  • Location: The Fens. 25 asl
  • Location: The Fens. 25 asl
    If we continue to see these tornados/funnels im seriously thinking of setting up my own twister tours and earning a few quid :ph34r:

    not if i beat ya to it!!! :lol: For the past couple of years to my mind we seem to miss the big electrical storms, its been a few years since we had what i would call a decent storm here :(

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  • Location: Bourne, Lincs/cambs border
  • Location: Bourne, Lincs/cambs border
    not if i beat ya to it!!! :o For the past couple of years to my mind we seem to miss the big electrical storms, its been a few years since we had what i would call a decent storm here :(

    the thing round here is the tornados or funnels haven't always come with a storm. admittedly the two biggies i've caught on camera (last years and friday 22nd june 07) did come with cracking storms but the day on which the three funnels were spotted together were relatively calm and dry and they just appeared for no apparent reason.

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  • Location: Beverley, E Yorks, 19m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Thunder - not necessarily at the same time!
  • Location: Beverley, E Yorks, 19m ASL

    I have been living in Beverley now since September 2003 and I have to say that this place is impressive when it comes to thunderstorms. I haven't counted exactly how many thunder days we have had this year yet, but I would estimate 15, including today and yesterday (I can work it out though if anyone is really interested).

    Needless to say with this number of storms, I thought there was a good chance that if I kept my eyes open locally I would see a few funnelclouds and guess what I have. I previously lived in Wales and Scotland and we hardly got any storms although I did see a tornado near Falkirk on the eve of my wedding! This was twelve years ago yesterday as today is my wedding anniversary :) . I also saw one other funnelcloud which later became a tornado over Fintry, Stirlingshire in 15 years up in Bonny Scotland.

    As to Beverley my record is pretty good and serves to demonstrate what a good area this is for storms:

    Summer 2004: one funnelcloud near S Cave (got a pic if anyone wants to see it) :)

    Summer 2005: Nowt :wacko:

    Summer 2006: Two funnelclouds (Bishop Burton and Bev) and one probable funnel (N Lincs) :)

    Summer 2007: Two funnelclouds (Beverley: same storm have pics) and it is only mid July :)

    Not bad eh?

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