Europe had 782 tornados in 2022, causing 6 fatalities and 84 injuries

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In 2022, there were 782 tornadoes reported in Europe, causing 6 fatalities and 84 injuries.

According to the European Severe Storms Laboratory (ESSL), 251 or 32% were land tornadoes, 523 or 66% were waterspouts, and 8 or 1% were not classified because the initial location was unknown.

Of the 251 land tornadoes, 128 were F0 to F1 on the Fujita scale (or 51% of all tornadoes), 26 or 10% were strong, reaching F2 or F3, and 97 or 39% were not classified.

Tornadoes were associated with 6 fatalities and 84 injuries in 2022.

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Image credit: ESSL
histogram showing annual tornadoes over land 2006 - 2022
Histogram showing annual tornadoes in Europe over land 2006 – 2022. Credit: ESSL

Featured image credit: ESSL


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