Freak weather reported across the north of the county

Freak weather reported across the north of the county

Reader submitted picture over South Leigh.

Kyle Robertshaw decided to try to collect some of the pea sized hailstones in a carrier bag as a sudden storm hit Witney.

Reader submitted picture of a collapsed tree in Eynsham.

Reader submitted picture of blown over tree in Eynsham.

First published in News Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author by

FILMGOERS were evacuated after a hailstorm apparently set off the alarms at Witney’s Cineworld cinema.

During the freak storm around 4pm films were interrupted and audiences were told to leave by the nearest exit.

Reports of freak ‘tornado’ type weather have also been received from Bicester, Eynsham, and Kidlington.

Damage to roofs and outbuildings has been reported.

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5:57pm Mon 7 May 12

Bart Simpsonxxx says...

It rain and hail stoned. What's freakish about that???
It rain and hail stoned. What's freakish about that??? Bart Simpsonxxx
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6:20pm Mon 7 May 12

marston old boy says...

I was traveling back from Begbroke through the storm I have been driving over 20 years and they were the biggest hailstones I have ever seen seen in this country. Nothing like the ones they get during the Tornado's in the US though!
I was traveling back from Begbroke through the storm I have been driving over 20 years and they were the biggest hailstones I have ever seen seen in this country. Nothing like the ones they get during the Tornado's in the US though! marston old boy
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6:26pm Mon 7 May 12

Dilligaf2010 says...

Guess it missed the city centre then :(
Guess it missed the city centre then :( Dilligaf2010
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6:29pm Mon 7 May 12

TORRO_UK says...

Please could people also let TORRO know about their hail and tornado reports. The Uk's tornado and storm research organisation would love to hear from you via Facebook, search for TORRO or via our website
Please could people also let TORRO know about their hail and tornado reports. The Uk's tornado and storm research organisation would love to hear from you via Facebook, search for TORRO or via our website TORRO_UK
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6:31pm Mon 7 May 12

TORRO_UK says...

We especially want to know how big the hail was and whether you saw a tornado! www.torro.org.uk/sit
e/report_form.php
We especially want to know how big the hail was and whether you saw a tornado! www.torro.org.uk/sit e/report_form.php TORRO_UK
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6:43pm Mon 7 May 12

skippy.1988 says...

yeh i saw one forming but dont think it touched down i was the one that took the pictures .
yeh i saw one forming but dont think it touched down i was the one that took the pictures . skippy.1988
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6:48pm Mon 7 May 12

skippy.1988 says...

TORRO_UK wrote:
We especially want to know how big the hail was and whether you saw a tornado! www.torro.org.uk/sit

e/report_form.php
but how do i do it ? i've got pictures to ?
[quote][p][bold]TORRO_UK[/bold] wrote: We especially want to know how big the hail was and whether you saw a tornado! www.torro.org.uk/sit e/report_form.php[/p][/quote]but how do i do it ? i've got pictures to ? skippy.1988
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6:51pm Mon 7 May 12

len lewis says...

My daughter house in Kidlington took a hit with more than a thousand pounds worth of damage Much more than a few hailstorm.
My daughter house in Kidlington took a hit with more than a thousand pounds worth of damage Much more than a few hailstorm. len lewis
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7:06pm Mon 7 May 12

TORRO_UK says...

skippy.1988 wrote:
TORRO_UK wrote:
We especially want to know how big the hail was and whether you saw a tornado! www.torro.org.uk/sit


e/report_form.php
but how do i do it ? i've got pictures to ?
Hi Skippy, if you fill in the form, I will reply with a email address, thanks!
[quote][p][bold]skippy.1988[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TORRO_UK[/bold] wrote: We especially want to know how big the hail was and whether you saw a tornado! www.torro.org.uk/sit e/report_form.php[/p][/quote]but how do i do it ? i've got pictures to ?[/p][/quote]Hi Skippy, if you fill in the form, I will reply with a email address, thanks! TORRO_UK
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7:07pm Mon 7 May 12

Paulie.P says...

Len that's a quick quote! S
Len that's a quick quote! S Paulie.P
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7:12pm Mon 7 May 12

SkyWarnUK says...

SkyWarn UK is also seeking reports on hail size and wind damage. Please tweet us #ukweathernet or fill in the form at www.skywarn.org.uk/c
limacore.html. Cheers :)
SkyWarn UK is also seeking reports on hail size and wind damage. Please tweet us #ukweathernet or fill in the form at www.skywarn.org.uk/c limacore.html. Cheers :) SkyWarnUK
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7:28pm Mon 7 May 12

Tom Cranmer says...

There was a lot of debris flying around Banbury Rd/Benmead Rd in Kidlington
There was a lot of debris flying around Banbury Rd/Benmead Rd in Kidlington Tom Cranmer
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7:34pm Mon 7 May 12

alice walsh says...

i was in witney with kyle and my parents at home in standlake told me there was a tornado! i didnt believe them till we drove home and the massive trees in the cokthorpe school gronds had been uprooted!!
i was in witney with kyle and my parents at home in standlake told me there was a tornado! i didnt believe them till we drove home and the massive trees in the cokthorpe school gronds had been uprooted!! alice walsh
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7:43pm Mon 7 May 12

len lewis says...

Paulie.P wrote:
Len that's a quick quote! S
It does not take long to assess damage when you see your roof tiles strewn across the garden and the damage that caused to brand new patio set and daylight through your roof.
[quote][p][bold]Paulie.P[/bold] wrote: Len that's a quick quote! S[/p][/quote]It does not take long to assess damage when you see your roof tiles strewn across the garden and the damage that caused to brand new patio set and daylight through your roof. len lewis
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8:10pm Mon 7 May 12

Kynase says...

We filmed this driving along the A34 this afternoon. A really tornado. Well, kind of! http://youtu.be/lAhE
KTIv1oA
We filmed this driving along the A34 this afternoon. A really tornado. Well, kind of! http://youtu.be/lAhE KTIv1oA Kynase
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8:35pm Mon 7 May 12

TORRO_UK says...

skippy.1988 wrote:
TORRO_UK wrote:
skippy.1988 wrote:
TORRO_UK wrote:
We especially want to know how big the hail was and whether you saw a tornado! www.torro.org.uk/sit




e/report_form.php
but how do i do it ? i've got pictures to ?
Hi Skippy, if you fill in the form, I will reply with a email address, thanks!
yeh filled it out and sent some pictures to and uploaded two to ur facebook wall aswell :)
Thanks Skippy, great images!
[quote][p][bold]skippy.1988[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TORRO_UK[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]skippy.1988[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TORRO_UK[/bold] wrote: We especially want to know how big the hail was and whether you saw a tornado! www.torro.org.uk/sit e/report_form.php[/p][/quote]but how do i do it ? i've got pictures to ?[/p][/quote]Hi Skippy, if you fill in the form, I will reply with a email address, thanks![/p][/quote]yeh filled it out and sent some pictures to and uploaded two to ur facebook wall aswell :)[/p][/quote]Thanks Skippy, great images! TORRO_UK
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8:53pm Mon 7 May 12

bish bash says...

skippy.1988 wrote:
TORRO_UK wrote:
We especially want to know how big the hail was and whether you saw a tornado! www.torro.org.uk/sit


e/report_form.php
but how do i do it ? i've got pictures to ?
I was fishing on the linear complex when the tornado came through right next to me. It brought down trees and aslo picked up water too. It came with such a roar I had not a clue what was going on. Have a few pictures
[quote][p][bold]skippy.1988[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TORRO_UK[/bold] wrote: We especially want to know how big the hail was and whether you saw a tornado! www.torro.org.uk/sit e/report_form.php[/p][/quote]but how do i do it ? i've got pictures to ?[/p][/quote]I was fishing on the linear complex when the tornado came through right next to me. It brought down trees and aslo picked up water too. It came with such a roar I had not a clue what was going on. Have a few pictures bish bash
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8:55pm Mon 7 May 12

popcornduck says...

Me and my friend were at the cinema when suddenly it was like ATTENTION ATTENTION PLEASE LEAVE AT THE NEAREST EXIT! we were so scared and shaking! LOL XD
Me and my friend were at the cinema when suddenly it was like ATTENTION ATTENTION PLEASE LEAVE AT THE NEAREST EXIT! we were so scared and shaking! LOL XD popcornduck
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9:01pm Mon 7 May 12

TORRO_UK says...

bish bash wrote:
skippy.1988 wrote:
TORRO_UK wrote:
We especially want to know how big the hail was and whether you saw a tornado! www.torro.org.uk/sit



e/report_form.php
but how do i do it ? i've got pictures to ?
I was fishing on the linear complex when the tornado came through right next to me. It brought down trees and aslo picked up water too. It came with such a roar I had not a clue what was going on. Have a few pictures
Hi bish bash please could you fill in a report form at Torro.org.uk about what you experienced? Thanks
[quote][p][bold]bish bash[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]skippy.1988[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]TORRO_UK[/bold] wrote: We especially want to know how big the hail was and whether you saw a tornado! www.torro.org.uk/sit e/report_form.php[/p][/quote]but how do i do it ? i've got pictures to ?[/p][/quote]I was fishing on the linear complex when the tornado came through right next to me. It brought down trees and aslo picked up water too. It came with such a roar I had not a clue what was going on. Have a few pictures[/p][/quote]Hi bish bash please could you fill in a report form at Torro.org.uk about what you experienced? Thanks TORRO_UK
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10:36pm Mon 7 May 12

sagojago says...

I took pictures of the hail every few minutes and it got bigger and bigger and was about 1cm across at the biggest point! Never seen anything like this before, my kids were pretty scared and we were indoors! Amazing to think how unusual all this weather is we're having at the moment, and yet we'll still be in a drought!
I took pictures of the hail every few minutes and it got bigger and bigger and was about 1cm across at the biggest point! Never seen anything like this before, my kids were pretty scared and we were indoors! Amazing to think how unusual all this weather is we're having at the moment, and yet we'll still be in a drought! sagojago
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12:30am Tue 8 May 12

John Lamb says...

We're not in Kansas any more.
We're not in Kansas any more. John Lamb
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2:00am Tue 8 May 12

snapperdownunder says...

If the BBC story can be believed you can blame it on the gassy dinosaurs.
If the BBC story can be believed you can blame it on the gassy dinosaurs. snapperdownunder
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2:04am Tue 8 May 12

snapperdownunder says...

http://www.bbc.co.uk
/nature/17953792
http://www.bbc.co.uk /nature/17953792 snapperdownunder
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6:45pm Tue 8 May 12

britman1 says...

Being a brit from Banbury now living in the US . You lot would of loved the storm we had here last weekend . It looked just like the one at the top of the page . We had 3 inches of rain in less than an hour 3 tornado's about 5 miles away and the best part we had hail starting at golf ball size then egg size and it finished with cricket ball size hail it looked like it was raining snow balls . Ive never seen anything like it
Being a brit from Banbury now living in the US . You lot would of loved the storm we had here last weekend . It looked just like the one at the top of the page . We had 3 inches of rain in less than an hour 3 tornado's about 5 miles away and the best part we had hail starting at golf ball size then egg size and it finished with cricket ball size hail it looked like it was raining snow balls . Ive never seen anything like it britman1
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9:01am Wed 9 May 12

SirRichard says...

It's becoming too regular for 'freak' - what happened to April/May?
It's becoming too regular for 'freak' - what happened to April/May? SirRichard
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4:42pm Wed 9 May 12

sdyerUsa says...

Hey Britman1
I was born in Banbury, moved to USA when i was 28, (27 years now). We do see the odd tornado here in New Hampshire, getting more common these last two years. Shoot me and email
sdyer at metrocast dot net
Hey Britman1 I was born in Banbury, moved to USA when i was 28, (27 years now). We do see the odd tornado here in New Hampshire, getting more common these last two years. Shoot me and email sdyer at metrocast dot net sdyerUsa
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