Kitesurfer killed after ‘mini tornado’ lifted him up and threw him into restaurant window – World News
The 31-year-old was killed when a “mini tornado” struck Villers-sur-Mer in France on Saturday, with the unusual weather pattern causing chaos along the Côte Fleurie between Ouistreham and Deauville
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A kitesurfer was killed after a “mini tornado” smashed him into a seaside restaurant window.
Three other people were hospitalized after gale force winds blasted France’s Normandy coast on Saturday.
The freak weather caused chaos on the Côte Fleurie between Ouistreham and Deauville.
The 31-year-old kitesurfer died in the municipality of Villers-sur-Mer near Deauville.
Thierry Granturcom, the mayor of Villers-sur-Mer, said: “It blew more and more violently and ended in a mini tornado.
“We had communication with Météo France telling us that they could not foresee this type of mini tornado.
“We knew we were going to have strong winds, they were announced at the very end of the evening, even at night, but we didn’t think they would be that strong, and it was 8:30 p.m.”
Locals were enjoying unseasonably warm weather when the “mini tornado” hit the beach.
However, the European heatwave has now come to an abrupt end and temperatures in the UK are set to drop today before another thunderstorm hits.
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People across the country had been enjoying scorching temperatures over the weekend, which peaked at 32.7C on Friday.
The UK Health Authority issued a level two alert for southern and central England, warning people the heat could affect their health.
But parts of the country were hit by thunderstorms last night and more rain is forecast for tonight.
People in parts of the South were urged late last night to stay indoors if possible to avoid a “huge accumulation” of thunderstorms.
The Met Office said most of the country can expect dry but overcast conditions, with some sunshine for most of the day and temperatures just above 20C.
But in the evening, heavy rain is supposed to sweep across southern England.
Met Office moderator Simon Partridge said: “It’s a mainly dry and light start to the day on Sunday.
“There is always a risk of showers on the south coast of England. Showers in Northern Ireland and Scotland will ease later in the day and elsewhere will be mostly dry with plenty of sunshine.
“It will get temperatures into the low 20’s and feel pretty comfortable.
“This will continue into the evening when we will see more solar radiation.
“But we will see more showers find their way across southern and south-west England on Sunday evening, with the risk of a strange rumble of thunder.”
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