A new survey has found that an average of 47 tornados struck Britain each year from 1981 to 2010 making it the world’s tornado hotspot.
There are more tornados in the UK than in the US, taking into account the big differences in land area. Is this evidence of climate change?
The deadliest British tornado in 1913 struck a mining town in Glamorgan and the most powerful was believed to have destroyed much of old Portsmouth in 1810.
In 1091 a tornado in London is said to have demolished 600 houses.
Source: Paul Simons, The Times, 13th October 2014
Blueprint brief – 15th October 2014