WHEN 11-year-old Jasmine Thurling looked out into the back garden on a lazy Sunday afternoon, the last thing she expected to see was a garden shed flying towards her.
But that’s what happened when a freak gust of wind lifted the structure and flung it towards the Thurling’s house in St Michael’s Grove, Fareham.
Jasmine said she was inside about 4pm when it happened.
She said: ‘I was looking into the garden and I heard this really big wind.
‘Then I could see something coming towards the house.
‘It was hard to see what it was at first, but then I realised it was the shed, turning over and over like tumbleweed.
‘I was speechless and really shocked. It was a mini-tornado.’
Dad, Roy Thurling, said he had spent most of the morning in the back garden, before he took 14-year-old son Leon for a round of golf in the afternoon.
‘It had been a really calm day, there was only a slight breeze,’ he said.
‘I was amazed when I saw it.
‘If it had gone any higher it would have landed on the conservatory roof.’
Mr Thurling said it was lucky nobody was in the path of the shed when it it was uprooted by the wind.
‘It’s a good 6ft by 6ft metal shed,’ he added.
‘One of the garden chairs was smashed under the base of it.
‘If anyone was standing there I don’t think they would be around today.’
Mr Thurling said he was fascinated by the power of the freak wind.
He said: ‘I know it sounds weird, but I would have loved to have seen it. It was a freak thing.
‘I’d really like to know what kind of power could have caused that.’
Mum Zoe said neighbours had also reported having parasols blown out of their stands and wheelbarrows and other garden equipment knocked about by the strange phenomena.