A reported "mini-tornado" swept through west London this week, according to one man whose roof was ripped off.
Andy Pope says the "twister" struck on Tuesday afternoon (April 7), tearing tiles from his home in Southland Way, Isleworth, and leaving two gaping holes in the roof.
He believes the damage may have been caused by the same mini-whirlwind caught on video spinning through the car park of nearby Twickenham Stadium.
Kevin Anthony posted a video on Facebook that evening with the caption: "Tornado at work today!!!"
Mr Pope, a 59-year-old father-of-two, who works as an upholsterer, said: "My next door neighbour was in the garden when it happened and she said the tiles were whipped up into the mini-tornado before the fragments were scattered across their garden and ours.
"My son was inside at the time and said he felt the whole house shaking.
"We've had vortex damage before [a mini whirlwind caused by planes passing overhead] and that's the first thing we thought of but this was different."
If it was a mini-tornado it would not be the first to have struck the area.
Kevin Watts told getwestlondon in 2009 how he had witnessed the top half of a tree being flung the length of his garden by such a weather phenomenon.
A Met Office forecaster said at the time that small, weak tornadoes were surprisingly common in the UK, with 40 or 50 observed each year and many more believed to go unreported.
However, this week a Met Office spokeswoman this week told getwestlondon the conditions on Tuesday were not those you would expect to produce a tornado.
"We have had no reports that I am aware of," she said.
"It was high pressure and light winds on Tuesday, as it has been all week, so absolutely not the conditions favourable to producing tornados."