Tornado in Cluain Fearta, Ireland – October 2, 2013

A striking wedge tornado occured on the evening of October 2, 2013 in Cluain Fearta, Ireland. Considerable damage has been reported, including destroyed and blown off roofs, blown down trees and power outage in the Banagher area. The track length is not known, ESWD gives the event duration as 5 minutes. The tornado was photographed by several local witnesses.

Clonfert tornado. Source: Boards.ie.

Additional photographs of the Clonfert tornado have been posted on Boards.ie forum. Several videos have also appeared:

  1. Video 1: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=661032670581800&set=vb.100000252195264&type=2&theater
  2. Video 2: http://tinypic.com/player.php?v=2e5skcg&s=5#.Uk2Nr9Imlxk
  3. Local media report (damage description): http://www.rte.ie/news/2013/1002/477948-galway-weather/