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Tornado strikes three counties

The tornado was seen over Oxfordshire before spreading to Buckinghamshire Photo: Kingsley Wardroper

A tornado spread across some of the South yesterday after a special type of storm. More thunder and lightning is expected today after a "supercell" storm also brought rain and large hailstones. It started in Wiltshire and moved across Oxfordshire - where a tornado was reportedly seen in several places including Bicester, Eynsham and Kidlington.

The air in supercell storms is spinning or rotating, unlike in normal storms. Richard Glazer drove through the tornado with his wife and son on the A34 near Kidlington, Oxfordshire.

"As we drove into it the trees were blowing left to right and as we got through it they were blowing the other way.

"It wasn't particularly big but it was amazing to see the change in the environment. It was grey and a bit blurry and then to be hit by something like that. You suddenly realise the force of nature, it's incredible."

– Richard Glazer

Richard Glazer took this footage as he drove through Oxfordshire on the A34 yesterday

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