Weather expert on weekend's Midlands 'mini-tornado'

The Met Office have been explaining why they were unable to predict the mini-tornado which ripped through a Midlands village over the weekend.

Aidan McGiven told ITV News Central that tornadoes happen quite frequently in this country:

"The UK is the country with the most tornadoes per square metre for anywhere in the world.

"But, they are difficult to predict.

"They're most likely to occur in the kinds of thunderstorms we saw on Saturday and so you could say that when we have intense thunderstorms like that, tornadoes are possible, but to pinpoint exactly where and when they're going to happen is for the time being virtually impossible."

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'Mini-tornado' devastates village as storm rips through Nuneaton

A 'mini-tornado' has ripped through a Warwickshire village causing chaos. Elsewhere in the Midlands there were lightning strikes and storm damage.