• Question: In which countries do tornadoes forms?

    Asked by bobo to Iain, Jo, Leo, Mariam on 23 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Mariam Orme

      Mariam Orme answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      I know they can form in the USA… I’m sure they can happen in other countries too, but I don’t know. Take a look at this map that I just found on the internet though, the orange colour indicates areas where tornadoes can happen. The UK is included!

    • Photo: Leo Garcia

      Leo Garcia answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      I think that more countries get tornadoes than others, but tornadoes can form in any country, so long as the atmospheric conditions are right.

      America has the most tornados per year. In fact, 90 % of all tornados happen in Amercia! This is because of the unique atmosphere and climate there:


      Unfortunately, I don’t know much about this kind of natural phenomenon, but hopefully you have read some interesting things in the links above.

    • Photo: Joanna Watson

      Joanna Watson answered on 23 Jun 2010:

      I don’t know if they can form in every country, but I saw one in England once – I watched it from the car window when I was on my way home from Heathrow Airport.