China News Service, Suzhou, May 14 (Reporter Zhong Sheng) On the evening of the 14th, the Jiangsu Meteorological Observatory announced that a tornado occurred in Shengze Town, Wujiang District, Suzhou City at around 19:00 that day, and electrical facilities and many houses were damaged.
Affected by the low-level southwest wind jet and the shear line, starting from the afternoon of the 14th, convective echoes began to be generated along the Yangtze River in Jiangsu Province and the western part of Southern Jiangsu, and they developed rapidly as they moved eastward, with strong lightning and short-term heavy precipitation. , 8-11 thunderstorms, strong winds, small hail and other strong convective weather.
According to statistics, from 14:00 to 20:00, the precipitation of 110 towns (streets) in 9 cities in Taizhou, Nanjing, Changzhou, Wuxi, Suzhou, Zhenjiang, Nantong, Suqian, and Yangzhou reached more than 20mm (7.3% of the province); The precipitation of 15 towns (streets) in the 5 cities of Changzhou, Zhenjiang, Nantong, Suzhou and Taizhou reached more than 50mm (1.0% of the province); the top three are Changzhou Chunjiang Wei Village 75mm, Taizhou Jingjiang Xinqiao Town 67.3 mm, 61.1mm in Lu'anzhou Community, Changzhou.
10 towns (streets) in 3 cities, including Suzhou, Wuxi, and Taizhou, experienced thunderstorms above level 8 (0.8% of the province).
The top three are Suzhou Taihu Xiaoleishan Level 11 (31.9m/s), Wujiang East Taihu Lake Ecological Level 11 (29.7m/s), Zhangjiagang Jinfeng Town Hexing Street Level 10 (24.6m/s).
Around 19:00, a tornado occurred in Shengze Town, Wujiang District, Suzhou City, causing damage to electrical facilities and many houses.
The level of the tornado is to be further confirmed by the on-site disaster investigation.