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Published: Wed Aug 14 2013

Tony ‘Tornado’ Thomas — Storm Chaser

From Monday to Friday, Tony Thomas is just an ordinary man. He works on a building site, he once went to Wagamama and he occasionally enjoys the cool refreshment of a lager. But when Saturday comes, he’s Tony ‘Tornado’ Thomas — England’s premier storm chaser. Piling in the trusty Mondeo with his lovely wife, Gail, he hits the open road in search of only the wildest weather our fair country has to offer. And as you’d expect, he’s no stranger to danger — last month’s trip to Whitby almost ended in disaster when he got his cords slightly wet, he once choked on a scallop and only the North Sea will truly know what happened to his bucket hat. Yep, it’s safe to say he’s a braver man than us.