Tornado hits Northampton

Video posted on social media shows a tornado sweeping across Northampton on Saturday evening.

A resident spoke to the Northampton Chronicle and Echo about his experience of the twister.

"You couldn't hear anything but the sheer roar of the wind as the tornado ripped through the back of the house and the allotments," Joe Minney said.

"It was all over so quickly - maybe 30 seconds or so."

A tornado is a rapidly rotating column of air that is in contact with both the surface of the Earth and a cumulonimbus cloud.

According to The Sun, the event caused thousands of pounds worth of damage to homes and allotments.

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