It's now been confirmed that south Cumbria was hit by a small tornado, but there's still plenty of confusion about what tornadoes are, and how they form.
Areas throughout the UK were shaken by tornadoes last night, and the Met Office has been tweeting to keep people informed.
- As the tweet shows, tornadoes form when the sun heats the ground, causing warm air to rise and form clouds.
- Falling rain then causes a strong downward force to counteract the rising air.
- This causes the clouds to rotate; the rate at which they do so increases over several hours, and thunderstorms develop.
- The updraughts narrow, rotating faster, and this rotation extends towards the ground as a funnel cloud.
- Once it reaches the ground, it becomes a tornado.
Tornadoes in the UK can cause damage and disruption, but so far the south Cumbria tornado doesn't seem to have caused any serious injuries or damage.
The Met Office says the UK sees an average of 30 tornadoes every year.
It's now been confirmed that a small tornado struck south Cumbria on the night of 8 October.
A tornado has to touch the ground, and this one certainly did, as this eye witness found out.
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A woman from Lakeside near Newby Bridge has died while trekking in Nepal with her daughter.
Debra Wilding, 49, is believed to have died of altitude sickness, having fallen ill while returning from a trip to Everest Base Camp, which is 5,364 metres above sea level.
She was found in a hotel room in Khumjung and was airlifted to a hospital in Kathmandu.
The Foreign Office has also confirmed that a British national died in Nepal on Monday:
Four big pictures have sprung up in Ulverston, and they're sparking quite a debate.
It seems a town in South Cumbria may have its very own Banksy with artwork appearing on different buildings.
Fiona Marley Paterson was there as one of the town's traders took a look at them with his local councillor.
South Cumbria has its very own Bansky. Artwork has appeared on buildings around Ulverston.
There's plenty of local speculation about who it may be but the council wants to know if locals view them as inspired paintings or nothing more than graffiti.
GlaxoSmithKline has been given outline planning permission to build a new bio-pharmaceutical plant at Ulverston.
The company says 700 jobs will be created during the construction of the plant.
It would be the company's first new factory in the UK for more than 40 years.
How could more devolved powers for England affect companies in Cumbria? Business organisations in the county have welcomed the idea in principle but want to make sure it's done in the right way.
Tim Backshall has been to one engineering firm in South Cumbria which had supported the idea of Scottish independence but now believes there are great opportunities ahead if more powers are given to Northern England.
£25,000 of damage has been done to trees in Ulverston.
Holes have been drilled into the roots of trees on Yewbarrow Road and poison poured in at some point between Tuesday, 1July and today, Tuesday 15 July.
Police are appealing for anyone with any information about the incident to come forward.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask to speak to PC Roy Williams.
The family of a woman killed in a car crash on Monday, 7 July, have paid further tribute to her.
Jessica Quayle died when she was hit by a car on Mountbarrow Road in Ulverston.
A second pedestrian, a 25-year-old woman from Ulverston, remains in Blackpool Victoria Hospital where she is in a critical but stable condition.
The driver of a Peugeot 206, a 23-year-old man from Ulverston, has been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.