Tornado Warning Issued for Lytham St Anne’s with Storms Looming

The Tornado and Storm Research Organisation (TORRO) have issued a Tornado warning for today until early tomorrow. The affected areas include Lancashire along with other parts of the North West, Wales, the West Midlands and South West England. A separate warning is also in place for Northern Ireland.

Isolated tornadoes are possible, in addition to ‘modestly large hail and gusty winds’.

The Met Office warn ‘Some heavy, and possibly thundery, showers will move northwards through the evening. These will clear in the early hours, leaving a dry start to Tuesday with some clearer spells. Breezy at the coasts, but feeling warm and humid overnight. Minimum temperature 14 °C’

The Tornado and Storm Research Organisation have released the following statement:

Rather intense vertically-stacked low is to the SW of the Republic of Ireland. A shortwave trough is moving ENE and will overspread the area this afternoon and evening. Convection has developed ahead of a more general area of showery rain, whilst other convection may develop within the showery rain.

Shear will be sufficient for cell organisation and perhaps rotation, leading to the risk of modestly large hail and gusty winds. Additionally, one or two tornadoes cannot be ruled out, especially from pre-frontal convection.

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