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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset

    This has certainly been an interesting and exciting start to the month with plenty of shower activity in this neck of the woods and I've already taken twice the number of photos in this last week that I did all through March, totalling 220 I think!

    I've picked out some of the best and will post the pictures in batches starting with:

    Sunday 6th

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    :lol:

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  • Location: Crayford the no interesting weather zone of Kent, (20m asl)
  • Location: Crayford the no interesting weather zone of Kent, (20m asl)

    my god your photos are fantastic!!! the ones looking at it falling from the sky are fab. the 2nd one looks like a tornado!!

    Good job!! :doh:

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  • Location: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Location: Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA

    The second on does look like a tornado !

    Well done :doh:

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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
    Sugar79 Posted Today, 12:52

    my god your photos are fantastic!!! the ones looking at it falling from the sky are fab. the 2nd one looks like a tornado!!

    Good job!!

    Thanks very much, the Mendip Summit at 325mASL makes for a great vantage point when photographing showers from the north and west. As for the 2nd one, that's why I took it hehe. I think it was a shaft of squally hail or snow.

    Zachary Posted Today, 13:10

    The second on does look like a tornado !

    Well done

    Thanks, glad you like the photos. It was a fascinating showercloud!

    Monday 7th:

    This was quite frustrating day as the day began with light snow for about an hour from some kind of high altostartus cloud that soon cleared. Excellent convection was then kicked off with sunny intervals between but not long after that, a thunderstorm started in Cardiff. The wind direction was perfect for it hitting Bristol but the ruddy wind direction changed resulting in it going round us. We caught the edge of the storm as the storm produced some great anvils with some hail and heavyish rain. It did though mean the other cells were not obscured by rain falling.

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  • Location: Sunderland
  • Weather Preferences: Hot Summer, Snowy winter and thunderstorms all year round!
  • Location: Sunderland

    lovely photo's....number 3?.....wow, looks like something positively evil is coming to call!........ :angry:

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  • Location: Western Isle of Wight
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Storm, anything loud and dramatic.
  • Location: Western Isle of Wight

    Pic's 3 & 4 are very interesting, its not often an angle like that occurs (and is photographed). Having a shower belt in the middle distance yet being able to clearly see the further distances...I hope that made sense :angry:

    Russ

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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
    Icer Posted Today, 18:43

    As it's been said in your first batch of photos the 2nd one looks like a tornado.

    In your second batch the 4th one looks like a evil cloud

    Glad you like, it was a very interesting sight. As for the 7th, it was an evil cloud. It had th ordasity to hit Cardiff and run south of Bristol! :angry:

    ajpoolshark Posted 52 minutes ago

    lovely photo's....number 3?.....wow, looks like something positively evil is coming to call!........

    It was quite strange, I don't see it that often but in this kind of weather, it's in numbers! It was hard to tell what the precipitation was but I would have thought snow or sleet because none of the roads were wet when we drove passed where the precipitation was.

    Rustynailer Posted 42 minutes ago

    Pic's 3 & 4 are very interesting, its not often an angle like that occurs (and is photographed). Having a shower belt in the middle distance yet being able to clearly see the further distances...I hope that made sense

    Russ

    The 4th one was another very interesting sight. It was taken from the summit of the Mendip looking through to Weston Super-Mare in the distance. The snow shower was rather messy but between us and the town. It was actually already snowing lightly when I took the picture.

    Tuesday 8th:

    Today was the day I went to Wales with my Grandad, walking in the Brecon Beacons in what was mostly bright sunshine until we got back down into the Neuadd Valley when the clouds came in with a long snow/hail shower finishing off our walk as we arrived back at the car.

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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset

    Wednesday 9th:

    Wednesday was probably the quietest day weatherwise, as was Saturday but unfortunately, being cooped up in work for much of the day, I couldn't take many photos. Wednesday was brighter with sunshine but some quite interesting cloud scenes at times. These are what I captured.

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    Thursday 10th:

    The following day dawned bright and sunny and for much of the morning, it remained actually quite warm with unbroken sunshine. By the afternoon though, cloud increased from the west and southwest with the onset of very heavy downpours by mid-afternoon, one with distant thunder about 10miles away.

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    The showers can be seen in a long line moving southwest-northeast, situated in the picture over the West Country. These brought locally intense downpours with 4.5mm falling in ten minutes at my location!

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    Although the thread is named 6th-10th. The 13th was also an excellent day for storm photography so they will be the next lot of photos. Hope you have enjoyed. B)

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  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunder, strong winds. HATE:stagnant weather patterns
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset

    Some really good photos there Michael. Some awesome cloud structures that you have captured really well. And that's a nice strong rainbow too.

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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset

    Sunday 13th:

    This was probably the most convective day of the convective spell. Although the thunder came on the 14th, the 14th was a day of messy showerclouds followed by unbroken sunshine whereas the 13th was windless with great towers growing.

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    The focus at the moment is on the large, powerful cell just north of the Severn Estuary which was due to move southwards in my direction.

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    The storm could be seen very noticeably from quite a distance away with a very dark base and shafts of hail falling ahead of the actual shower!

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    Some really good photos there Michael. Some awesome cloud structures that you have captured really well. And that's a nice strong rainbow too.

    Thanks. This is what April should be like in my opinion - strong sunshine and convective showers, perhaps a little warmer though around 15-16C. The rainbow was spectacular, certainly the best on I've seen in some time.

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  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunder, strong winds. HATE:stagnant weather patterns
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
    Thanks. This is what April should be like in my opinion - strong sunshine and convective showers, perhaps a little warmer though around 15-16C. The rainbow was spectacular, certainly the best on I've seen in some time.

    Yeah, totally agree with that. Today has certainly not been like April at all. Bring back the sunshine and showers, or failing that at least some warmth!

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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
    Somerset Squall Posted Yesterday, 21:11

    QUOTE (Michael Prys-Roberts @ 19 Apr 2008, 06:59 PM)

    Thanks. This is what April should be like in my opinion - strong sunshine and convective showers, perhaps a little warmer though around 15-16C. The rainbow was spectacular, certainly the best on I've seen in some time.

    Yeah, totally agree with that. Today has certainly not been like April at all. Bring back the sunshine and showers, or failing that at least some warmth!

    It was rather crap yesterday I have to say but it's been noticeably milder today though. Looks like this week could see some further showery or even thundery weather so fingers crossed for all of us! :p

    mark bayley Posted Today, 14:49

    Some very goods photos there

    Thank you, hopefully some more to come not to far away.

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