Image: A tornado touches down. A flurry of tornadoes caused damage in a number of towns in central and southern England, officials and reports said. SEE INTERACTIVE TORNADO MAP
LONDON (AFP) - A flurry of tornadoes caused damage in a number of towns in central and southern England on Monday, officials and reports said, although no casualties were immediately reported.
Ferocious winds were reported in Farnborough, south of London, Luton and Northampton, north of the capital, and Nuneaton in Warwickshire, west central England, according to police and emergency officials.
Homeowners and businesses are counting the cost after tornado-like winds ripped through parts of Britain, causing serious damage to buildings and property.The powerful squalls wreaked havoc throughout the Midlands and the South early on Monday.
At least four tornadoes have been reported at Farnborough, Luton, Nuneaton and Northampton. Hundreds of homes were damaged as severe weather swept across the country. VIDEO: Sky's David Crabtree reports from Nuneaton.