Belgium hit EF2 tornado with a twin: 17 injured, 92 buildings damaged

Series of extremely strong storms with 10 cm hails and 140 km/h winds hit France, Benelux, Alpine region and Germany.

In France, 10 cm hailstorms, while in Luxembourg 7 cm hailstorms have appeared at the weekend /10 cm hailstorms are shifting to Germany, CZ, CH, AU, DK, SE and N IT from France, PT, ES, BE, NL, LU! – mkweather/, while Italy, Greece, Balkan and SE Central Europe are preparing for abnormal summer heatwave – in Mediterranean, +50°C is possible /+52,4°C in Algeria! The first official European +50°C is possible! – mkweather/.

Southwestern Germany has ended completely flooded according to the current news, but we should for a time return back into Benelux, where extremely strong tornadoes hit densely populated area.

For Europeans, extremely strong EF2 tornado and another one not classified tornado (there were 2 tornadoes in neighborhood) hit on Saturday evening around 20:20 cities Laloux and Beauraing, Belgium /European Severe Weather Database ( The second one hit densely populated town, with result of 17 injured and 92 damaged buildings, some completely. /Tornade: découvrez les dégâts impressionnants vus du ciel à Laloux (Rochefort) – Matélé (; BEKIJK: Enorme ravage na doortocht “kleine tornado” in Beauraing: “Alles is kapot, ik heb niets meer” | VRT NWS: nieuws/.

The next 4 tornadoes appeared in France and 2 in the Spain in last days.

Most of the injured people were on the terrace of one of the local cafes at the time of Saturday’s storm.

92 damaged buildings were reported, ten of which are reportedly destroyed with an extent that they can no longer be occupied.

A strong storm also hit the area west of Utrecht in the Netherlands on Saturday, where 9 next people suffered injuries.

Series of extreme storms will replace anomalous heatwave in many parts of Europe until the following weekend /for more information scroll our homepage/.
Source: European Severe Weather Database (
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