France: tornado ripped off a church bell

Curious damage caused tornado in Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil, Région Centre, France around 12.15 on Saturday, 19. June.

During severe storms with measured wind gusts up to 137 km/h in Meaux (Seine-et-Marne), 131 km/h in Mont-Saint-Vincent (Saône-et-Loire) and 129 km/h in Clamecy (Nièvre), severe tornado reported too in ESWD database went trough the city.

Tornado ripped off a local church bell and all church is after the storm heavily damaged.

It was caused by supercell storm, which has brought 44 000 lighting in the region – the most in 2021 (the strongest storm in 2021 in France, so far).

The next 50 buildings, vineyards, crops and farmlands were heavily damaged and many trees uprooted.

Only 8 hours later, EF2 tornado has appeared in Belgium /Belgium hit EF2 tornado with a twin: 17 injured, 92 buildings damaged – mkweather/, while in Doubs, France, fell 10 cm hailstorms /10 cm hailstorms are shifting to Germany, CZ, CH, AU, DK, SE and N IT from France, PT, ES, BE, NL, LU! – mkweather/.

Extreme storms are gradually shifting eastward and southward and last 3 days, 4-7 cm hailstorms were reported from Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Poland, Romania and Greece.

Munich, Germany, Cresier, Switzerland and Beauvais, France ended completely flooded after severe storms this week /Breaking! Trough Europe are shifting extreme storms! Floods, large hails, gusting winds and damaging lighting! – mkweather/.

Severe storms, for now, hit mainly France, Benelux, Germany and Alpine region. Some regions of Ukraine, Romania, Greece, Kosovo, Finland and Estonia were hit already by severe storms, too.

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