Tornado strikes Lancashire as weather warning extended

Lancashire's weird weather continues, with reports of a tornado striking last night.

Wednesday, 15th June 2016, 8:47 am
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 8:26 pm
Reader Lee Parkinson sent this picture of a tornado at Parlick, near Chipping

Reader Lee Parkinson sent us these photos of what appears to be a tornado at Parlick, in the Forest of Bowland.

The twister was spotted at around 9.30 last night.

Although more generally associated with America, around 30 tornados a year are reported in Britain, however they are generally much weaker than their US counterparts, which have been known to carry off people, cars, livestock and even buildings.

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Reader Lee Parkinson sent this picture of a tornado at Parlick, near Chipping

A weather warning for Lancashire has been extended into tomorrow, with the Met Office predicting more downpours and the possibility of flash flooding.

Reader Lee Parkinson sent this picture of a tornado at Parlick, near Chipping