Emergency services were quick to the scene in Kensal Rise, West London. Photo sent in by James Scoles.
Property and homes were damaged by the storm. Photo sent in by Julian Vaccari.
Workers dismantle scaffolding blown over in the freak tornado that struck Kensal Rise today. Photo by Paul Davey.
Public property, organic and concrete, also saw extensive damage. Photo sent in by Julian Vaccari.
Gridlock in Kensal Rise. Fire engines and abandoned buses clog Chamberlayne Road. Photo by Paul Davey.
And what the tornado missed, falling wreckage hit. Photo sent in by Julian Vaccari.
Even as far south as Wimbledon the winds were strong enough to fell this tree in Church Road. Photo by Kammran Ayub.
Jamie Newall, NW6: "We lost a lot of slates and our chimney stack just stopped short of going through the roof! No injuries, but several thousands pounds of repairs."
Bilmal Patel, Kensal Rise resident: "Our house seem to miss most of the damage, but our garden is ruined. And we have a trampoline on top of our small shed!"
Composite by Vicky Zentner from her back garden at 3.45pm as the tornado moved on, from the tree (centre) to the rooftops (right)