A possible tornado swept through Northampton, England, located about 95 km (60 miles) northwest of London, early Monday afternoon, video and news reports in the area reveal.
"Tornadoes are not as rare as one would think in the U.K.," Senior Meteorologist Jason Nicholls said. "In fact, the U.K. experiences more tornadoes than any other country in the world proportional to its land area according to The Guardian, averaging 33 tornadoes each year."
Radar and lightning data indicated a strong thunderstorm sweeping from south to north through the Northampton area on Monday.
The tornado has damaged a number of houses in Duston, a suburb of Northampton, and also some vehicles parked close to St. Luke's Primary School have been hit by falling roof tiles, according to the Northampton Chronicle and Echo.
Despite the damage, there have been no reports of injuries.
"A deep upper-level trough in combination with a surface low pressure system crossing the U.K. was responsible for the threatening weather," Nicholls said.
An upper-level trough ushers in strong winds aloft and the low pressure system creates spin in the atmosphere, both contributing to a chaotic and unstable atmosphere.
The storm responsible for the adverse weather will weaken and move away from the U.K. on Tuesday.
However, there will be fresh threat for heavy rain and locally damaging winds as the remnants of former Tropical Storm Henri sweep into western Europe later Tuesday and Wednesday.