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THUNDERSTORM 0032

 

Date: 02-07-2000
Time: 18:20 BST (2 Cells)
Location:
Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
Type: Multicells
Documented by: Mark Seltzer
Equipment: Samsung VP-H65 Video Camera
Footage Quality:
VHS

Storm Statistics: T0032.doc
Event Timeline: T0032events.xls


The airmass over the UK today was very unstable, again powered by a slack low-pressure complex over Western Europe. Heavy active thunderstorms have been parading around the country since the previous night. Firstly this evening, a classic arc of cells approached from the west and gave some thunder (but no lightning was seen).

After that had passed, an extremely ominous dark looking mass to the south was developing at a rapid rate, with a large arcus cloud advancing quickly over Macclesfield. The cloud looked like it was boiling and had a tint of greenage to the base.

As this second cell continued overhead it developed very heavy rain curtains, but didnít give much in the way of lightning in its infant stages. It gave one close, but weakly electrified discharge and then it fell silent as it powered on northwards.


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