—Preceding unsigned comment added by Sp saunders ( talk • contribs ) 03:22, 4 June 2010 (UTC) And now we know where they are most likely to occur. In the last 30 years the strongest tornado to have hit the UK is believed to have been the 2005 Birmingham tornado. Tornado damaged roof in Sparkbrook, Birmingham, 2005. At about 2.30pm on July 28 2005 it formed in the Sparkbrook area of the city. A man walks past Muhammed Ali street art and quote in the Sparkbrook area of Birmingham, Britain, August 15, 2018. Tornado wreaks havoc - in Birmingham! Five years on, residents and emergency services remember the frightening moment it struck. Welcome to south Birmingham at 5.30pm on the afternoon of Thursday, July 28, 2005 shortly after a tornado had blitzed a trail of destruction across Moseley and Balsall Heath. Weather, 69: 171-175 CCTV security cameras in Sparkbrook, Birmingham which were removed after a campaign by residents. Int. 2006.A Mammoth Task: The Site Investigation After the Birmingham Tornado 28 July 2005. Lasting just four minutes and travelling at speeds of up to 130mph, it caused £40m worth of damage but miraculously no one was killed with only 20 people requiring hospital treatment. The heatwave of 2003, the floods in Selly Park in 2004, the Birmingham tornado in 2005 and the unusually cold weather during the winter of 2010-2011 remind us of our vulnerability to extreme weather. This was more like a very powerful whirlwind or mini-tornado. Projections indicate that a changing climate will also bring more frequent and 104 likes. Neil Elkes looks at its impact and aftermath.. For sweet shop owner Khalid Rafiq the day the tornado hit Birmingham is a day he will never forget. Mostanában számos tornádó látogatta, a legutóbbi 2005 -ben. The strongest recorded tornado in the UK hit Portsmouth on December 14th 1810 with wind speeds of up to 213 to 240mph, rated as T8 on TORRO’s T-Scale. Last updated at 07:51 29 July 2005 A massive clean-up operation continued today to tackle the devastation caused by a terrifying mini-tornado. Tornado Triangle. Tornadoes are not uncommon in the UK. Int. The tornado struck at approximately 2.30pm BST in the Sparkbrook area of the city, also affecting King's Heath, Moseley … ii Kirk PJ. Birmingham Anglia földrajzi közepétől kicsit nyugatra található, viszonylag magasan, a tengerszinttől 150-200 méterre. A várostól délnyugatra találhatók a Clent-hegyek és a Walton-hegyek, legmagasabb pontjuk 315 m. 2014. With wind speeds of between 115mph and 136mph and lasting only four minutes it caused mass devastation to homes, businesses, schools, parks and cars. TORRO (the UK's leading tornado and storm reporting organisation) found no evidence of a tornado on the ground and concluded that video evidence showed a rainshaft, not a tornado or funnel cloud. J. Meteorology, 31: 243-254 iv Kirk PJ. At 2.30pm on July 28th 2005, the Balti Triangle was hit by Britain’s worst recorded Urban Tornado. J. Meteorology, 31: 255-260 iii Knightley P. 2006.Tornadogenesis Across England on 28 July 2005. Birmingham Tornado - Lightning & Thunder 2005 Photographic Archive. REPORTS OF SEVERE WEATHER TORRO relies on reports of severe weather from the public, as well as those reported in the media. The Birmingham tornado was one of the strongest tornadoes recorded in the United Kingdom in nearly 30 years, occurring on 28 July 2005 in the suburbs of Birmingham.It formed on a day when strong tornadoes were expected to develop across the Midlands and eastern England. At least 20 people were taken to hospital, three with serious injuries, when a tornado ripped through Birmingham. Birmingham's 2005 tornado covered a 1km path and reached speeds of up to 130mph, but lasted only a few minutes. UK tornado totals from 1950 to 2010. Although rare, there have been a few strong tornadoes that have caused damage in the Birmingham was affected by a similar tornado in 1931 which resulted in one death and severe damage at Hall Green and Small Heath. On 28 July 2005, parts of south Birmingham were devastated by a freak tornado. Twenty injured by tornado in Birmingham, UK. Researchers have updated a map of the UK that pinpoints tornado hotspots for the first time in two decades. He was serving customers in Royal Sweets on Ladypool Road when the sky suddenly grew dark. 50 Ambulance crews attended the scene and the fire service has called this a major incident. However, most of these tornados tend to be weak. A roof was ripped off a house in Dovey Road, Moseley by the high winds and a nearby road was closed when it became littered with debris. The last RAF Tornado to take off on Op Shader, bringing an end to four and a half years on this operation. It is understood that no one was in the house at the time and there were no reports of injuries. Whilst this is being called a tornado it is nothing like the scale of tornados found in more volatile regions around the world. It was on this day 15 years ago that a monstrous thunderstorm descended on Birmingham is believed to have been struck by another tornado as severe weather continued to affect the UK. Five years ago this week a tornado ripped through parts of south Birmingham damaging thousands of homes and businesses. In pictures: Birmingham tornado 2005 Birmingham residents reflect five years on since a T4 measured tornado ripped through the South East part of the city on Thursday 28 July 2005. Birmingham’s Local Climate Impacts Profile (LCLIP) FINAL DRAFT (source: Photos taken from BBC West Midlands, Tornado 2005, Heatwave 2006 and Flooding 2007) By Reena Kotecha Professor John Thornes and Dr Lee Chapman August 2008 School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham. Dr Meaden added that the weather system which caused the tornadoes was over Exeter, Devon, at 0400 BST and travelled eastwards before passing out into the North Sea by around 0900 BST. Although most people think of twisters striking ‘Tornado Alley’ in the US, the UK actually has more tornadoes per area than any other country. The more reports that we receive and the more witnesses we can talk too, the better it is for our research. An Updated Tornado Climatology for the United Kingdom – 1981-2010. 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