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Geography Factsheet: 192 .Tornadoes

  • Geography Factsheet: 192 .Tornadoes

Geography Factsheet: 192 .Tornadoes

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    A tornado is a violent windstorm often associated with severe thunderstorms or tropical cyclones (hurricanes). It is characterised by a narrow, twisting funnel-like column of cloud that reaches the ground (‘touches down’) from a towering cumulonimbus cloud. Whilst a tornado may only touch down for 30 seconds or so, it may do so several times as a storm moves across an area. Once on the ground, tornado tracks rarely exceed 5km in length, although there is some evidence to suggest that tracks can exceed 50km in exceptional circumstances.