Thursday 07/12/06

Grey and uninteresting weather today - up here that is. The district of Kensal Rise in NW London was hit by a tornado at 11 am, which carried winds of 136 mph. These ripped tiles off roofs, broke trees in half and blew windows out. Worst affected were properties that lost whole roofs and walls. One wall lay across a parked car, in a pile of rubble. Miraculously, only 6 people were hurt, 1 of whom required hospital treatment. 100 to 150 houses are damaged, several of these are now uninhabitable and may have to be pulled down. Here in the islands, the barometer stands at a very low 964 mbar, indicating we are at the heart of the causative depression. Go to the shop for a few bits, not much doing otherwise.

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