Huge twister spotted over Lincolnshire as storms batter Britain07/09/2021
A HUGE twister was spotted sweeping across Lincolnshire as Britain is set to be battered by storms.
Shocked locals posted photos of the funnel cloud looming in the skies yesterday.
It was first described as a tornado but is understood to be a funnel cloud due to its positioning in the sky.
The twister struck as the UK prepares for thunderstorms and subtropical air today ahead of next week’s heatwave.
Temperatures are set to rocket to 27C, with hot weather expected to last from July 19 to August 2.
Last month, a tornado left a trail of destruction in east London following heavy rain and strong winds.
The twister flew trees and debris in the air, destroyed brick walls and ripped slates from roofs.
Similarly last year, a tornado was spotted over moorland before the UK saw a heatwave the following week.
The natural phenomena occur when warm, moist air meets cold air and can reach 300 mph.
The Met Office clarified the difference between a funnel cloud and a tornado saying: “Crucially, a funnel cloud does not reach the earth’s surface, at the point it reaches land it becomes a tornado, or if it reaches a body of water it becomes a waterspout.
“In a typical year, the UK sees around 30-35 tornadoes each year, though it is very rare that are they strong enough to cause any significant damage.
“In the UK they often look like thin dangling bits of rope, hanging from the cloud above. But in hotspots such as tornado alley in the USA, funnel clouds can sometimes be thicker and much more intense.”
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