Raining frogs in Norwich?

Eye-witnesses reported seeing frogs fall from the sky Credit: ITV Anglia

Reports of frogs raining down from the sky over Norwich have baffled weather forecasters at the Met Office. A viewer told Anglia News that she had been hit on the head by a frog while she walked along Prince of Wales Road, and that several more landed on the ground nearby.

Forecasters say it is possible but rare in this country. Small creatures can be swept up with hot, unstable air that rises from the ground, then carried on strong winds. The phenomenon is more common in countries like the USA which experience tornado conditions.

However weather in the UK is currently very settled thanks to an area of high pressure which is sitting nearby.