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    Tornado Strikes England, More Stormy Weather This Week

    By By Eric Leister, Meteorologist
    October 25, 2013, 1:31:33 AM EDT

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    The first in a series of storm systems to impact the United Kingdom came in with a bang on Sunday as a tornado was reported on Hayling Island.

    Thunderstorms were seen across much of England, including the London commuter belt.

    The tornado, which struck Hayling Island Sunday morning, resulted in damage to at least 100 homes according to BBC News.

    The violent weather also caused many downed trees and power lines across the area.

    Nearby Saint Catherine's Point reported wind gusts to near 65 mph during this evening according to data obtained by AccuWeather.com meteorologists.

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    A series of storms will continue to batter the United Kingdom with rounds of rain and strong winds through Saturday.

    A storm off the Ireland coastline brought periods of rain and heavy showers to Ireland and the United Kingdom through late Tuesday. Along with the local downpours, gusty southwest winds battered the coastline with gusts over 65 kph (40 mph).


    There will be a brief break from the unsettled weather on late Wednesday through Thursday across much of the United Kingdom, although spells of rain will continue across Scotland on Wednesday night.

    The next system will move in Thursday night and Friday with additional rainfall spreading from southwest to northeast across Ireland and all of the United Kingdom. Along with this rainfall, another round of potentially gale-force winds will impact southern England and Wales on Friday.

    Yet another storm system will continue the threat for gusty winds and downpours on Saturday for much of the United Kingdom.

    Senior Meteorologist Alan Reppert contributed to this story

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