Severe Weather Events


Date02 November 2023
TimeApprox 06:35 - 06:45 GMT
Sompting (West Sussex)
North Lancing (West Sussex)
LengthApprox 2 km (1.2 miles)
Max intensityT2
Last updated: 04 November 2023

Sompting tornado

Thursday 2nd November 2023

This event is still under investigation, and details provided are currently preliminary.
This page will be updated as and when further information becomes available.
TORRO are aware of reports of damage in parts of Sompting and North Lancing (West Sussex) during the morning of Thursday 2nd November 2023, in association Storm Ciarán.

TORRO member Sarah Horton carried out a detailed Site Investigation on Friday 3rd November 2023 to assess the damage path and type of damage. While the full details are yet to be analysed, a tornado has been confirmed with a provisional rating of T2. A detailed written report will be provided on our events page when available.

TORRO are very grateful to members of the public for providing information on damage and eyewitness accounts, which are invaluable in helping the analysis of this event. If you have any further information, please get in touch .