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Did you fall for the local press "tornado" mistake?

These are not photographs of Tornadoes people.

The local media has finally noticed that Thanet experiences plenty of down-draft vortex winds but seems fixated on calling them tornadoes, which they very much are not.

The "Thanet Tornadoes" are actually fairly common funnel clouds.

This is not a tornado in Thanet

A funnel cloud can be caused by Squall Line Thunderstorms (commen in these parts) and any other highly differentiated cold fronts moving in. These cold fronts usually bring rain and are very common here in Thanet.

When funnel clouds form in conditions such as ours they lack the energy to last any real time and definitely lack the energy to transform into tornadoes.

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Thanet gets a rough ride again

Thanet once more gets the short end of the comedy stick, this time from BuzzFeed. Was this a deserved ribbing or an unfair slating?


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Is the Gazette too biased?

Is it just me or does the local press have a political agenda?

If there is one thing that you cannot accuse the Thanet Gazette of being it's unbiased. Take, for example, the ongoing news of candidates selected to stand for Thanet South. You could be forgiven for thinking that only the right have managed to stand anyone.

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Feeling hot?

With the current temperatures we are enjoying how are you coping?

Me, I don't much like it being too hot but one has to do what one can to stay cool (in more ways than one). The BBC have a page featuring effective low tech ways to stay cool

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Margate was the first seaside resort to introduce deck chairs way back in 1898.

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MP Roger Gale (Thanet North) has never voted on measures to reduce tax avoidance

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Too popular

On Wednesday 28th May the article The staggering truth about Gloag's Manston deal was so popular that it was briefly unreachable as the server could not supply pages fast enough.

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Did Labour Lie?

Who actually believes TDCs Health and Safety line? Comment now on Thanet Star.

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MRP Minutes

All of the Margate Renewal Partnership Board Meeting Minutes (Via FOI)

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Manston Airport

Two weeks to find Manston Airport buyer says North Thanet MP (via BBC)

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CCG to review

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Good comments

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Spam stopping

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