Following the radar images on Metcheck.com, I could tell the rain was heading this way, but I hadn’t anticipated quite so much thunder to go with it! The rain was heading from the south, but this was the view to the north-east before the rain arrived.
I still haven’t managed to get my timing right to take a photo of lightning, but I did get lucky with a video, and was able to take a still from that…. it does look really weird, with the glow from the lightning above the main cloud.
After the storm passed by, it was like a different day’s weather entirely – there was a really clear halo around the sun as it seemed to break through the clouds.
The thunder rumbled about for ages, and although there was no visible lightning, there was plenty of rain!
The rain was so heavy, it started splashing on the steps, leading to some interesting photos.
As you’ve probably realised by now, I enjoy taking photos of cloudscapes – so when I heard some rumbles of thunder in the distance yesterday, I set up my camera at the window to see what I could spot.
While I was taking the photos for a potential animation showing the clouds coming over, I spotted a funnel cloud in the distance! This is the first funnel cloud I’ve ever seen….
All in all, I think it was definitely a wild day for weather!
Another cloudscape for today – this one was a particularly dark cloud that was heading from the north west. No sooner had we spotted the cloud, there was a very bright flash of lightning and an incredibly loud rumble of thunder.
The local nesting birds seemed to take it all in their stride, but we were completely confused by the thundersnow coming from this storm – we’d had hail in a previous storm, but this was definitely snow!
The thunder rumbled on for quite a while, before the storm finally made its way south east, leaving us with eerily blue skies.