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Tornado hits Poland


LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
16 Aug 2008 /  #1
Three people have been killed and several others injured in violent storms and high winds which have swept Poland.

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/7565187.stm
sapphire 22 | 1,241  
16 Aug 2008 /  #2
yeah my bf called me this morning and said its pretty bad in some parts - up til now they have been having some very nice weather while its pissing with rain in the UK.
OP LondonChick 31 | 1,133  
16 Aug 2008 /  #3
The BBC site doesn't say where exactly this is happening though - where is worst hit?
Ryszard - | 89  
16 Aug 2008 /  #4
Upper Silesia, right in the middle between Opole and Gliwice
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
16 Aug 2008 /  #5
Non-stop rain here. It was worse yesterday, but only because of a couple of (mild)thunder storms. It is difficult to report because I'm in the middle of the city and can't see beyond the end of the street.

Family up north (on the coast) have said today the weather is fine.
Ryszard - | 89  
16 Aug 2008 /  #6
Poland tornado
Wroclaw 44 | 5,384  
16 Aug 2008 /  #7
Thanx Ryszard. That explains the weather here in Wroclaw too.
scottie1113 7 | 898  
16 Aug 2008 /  #8
It's been raining pretty heavily in Gdansk for the past two days and today is no different. Thunderstorms, but no tornados.
jkn005 1 | 127  
16 Aug 2008 /  #9
Got some hail here in Krakow last night. Crappy weather all day.
sledz 23 | 2,250  
16 Aug 2008 /  #10
Are Tornado`s indigenous to Poland?
They`re common in the Midwest U.S., I`ve seen a few and there pretty intense!
telefonitika  
16 Aug 2008 /  #11
They had golf ball sized hailstone in Krakow yesterday as well ..... !
Ryszard - | 89  
16 Aug 2008 /  #12
Are Tornado`s indigenous to Poland?

Not at all, they are very rare.
Or maybe I should say: they used to be? 10 years ago there was absolutely none of them, but now they do appear from time to time.
Grzegorz_ 51 | 6,161  
16 Aug 2008 /  #13
Danger storms this evening and night in pomorskie and warmia&mazury areas.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
16 Aug 2008 /  #14
Yeah, I just spoke to my parents on the phone, they told me it was thundering yesterday evening non stop for 2 hrs.
Btw, I saw a tornado in Scottish Highland two days ago (close to Inveraray). That's a quite unusual sight, innit ? (Scottish residents of PF should have something to say about it)
osiol 55 | 3,922  
16 Aug 2008 /  #15
At least it's just the meteorological phenomenon rather than the PF member.
It's up to you to decide which would be worse.

Sorry, Windyboy1066, it just had to be said.
dnz 17 | 710  
16 Aug 2008 /  #16
Bartolome, are you from inverary? I used to live there
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
16 Aug 2008 /  #17
Nice place, but no - I stay in Glasgow, I was only working there (lovely Glen Shira , you're going to have a wind farm there).
dtaylor 9 | 823  
16 Aug 2008 /  #18
A little known fact per square km, the UK has the most tornado's in the world.
Piorun - | 658  
16 Aug 2008 /  #19
Eoearth says it’s Oklahoma that has that honor.
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
16 Aug 2008 /  #20
A little known fact per square km, the UK has the most tornado's in the world.

id like to see a source for this little know fact please
shewolf 5 | 1,077  
16 Aug 2008 /  #21
A little known fact per square km, the UK has the most tornado's in the world.

I heard this before, too, on the news.
ukpolska  
16 Aug 2008 /  #22
Wow it's been bloody hot all day here in Puławy with sunshine in the 30s, however in the last couple of hours we have had thunder storms with heavy rain. We had a tornado in Puławy back in 2001, which destroyed a lot of the trees in the park and took off a couple of roofs, but nothing really like that since thank god!!
dtaylor 9 | 823  
16 Aug 2008 /  #23
According to studies by the Tornado and Storm Research Organization (Torro), the UK has the most tornadoes for the size of the country in the world.

news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/lancashire/4510071.stm
BubbaWoo 33 | 3,510  
16 Aug 2008 /  #24
Whilst the United States are home to the biggest and most destructive tornadoes, they have been recorded on every continent - even Antarctica - and the UK has the highest reported frequency per unit area, in the world

bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire/weather/a-zweather/tornado.shtml
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
16 Aug 2008 /  #25
Eoearth says it's Oklahoma that has that honor.

Oklahoma is NOT a country.

Related: Are there ever Tornados in Poland?

I wondered,because I never heard 0f any hitting Poland

Rarely, however last year poland had 3 tornados en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tornadoes_of_2007 (click edit > search > type in poland)
v. rare occurrence. I remember the one in Częstochowa, dated July 20
Piorun - | 658  
16 Aug 2008 /  #26
In your original post you never specify what you have in mind country region etc. You may have had it in mind but………… :-)
eagle - | 29  
16 Aug 2008 /  #27
Are Tornado`s indigenous to Poland?
They`re common in the Midwest U.S., I`ve seen a few and there pretty intense!

They're part of the missile shield deal,they're laying the ground for what's to come. only joking. condolences to the bereaved.
Bartolome 2 | 1,085  
16 Aug 2008 /  #28
In your original post you never specify what you have in mind country region etc. You may have had it in mind but………… :-)

Not mine, dtaylor's. Besides he wrote about the UK, not e.g. Northern Yorkshire or Dumfries & Galloway.
dtaylor 9 | 823  
16 Aug 2008 /  #29
the UK

country...
Piorun - | 658  
16 Aug 2008 /  #30
Sorry but it’s very confusing to the foreigner like myself. If I say you British then you tell me to be more precise like English, Welsh, Scottish. Since you said UK, and it’s all the same to me did you mean country, island, region. You should also be more precise remember, you are dealing with a foreigner.

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