Time: 11:00 BST
Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
Documented by: Mark Seltzer
Equipment: Samsung VP-H65 Video Camera
Footage Quality: VHS
Once again, I was out and about at the time when this started developing,
but not for long. I noticed the heavy convection that sparked off as the sun
heated the surface. I thought given the fact it was only 11 o’clock in the
morning with slack north westerly air flow there was a good potential for
some electrical activity out of these developing cells.
predicted, the cell I was keeping an eye on and had the camera trained on
had matured quickly with strong and organised updraughts given away by an
advancing arcus cloud formation and a pronounced rain curtain. It started
discharging as it skimmed Macclesfield less than a mile south west as it
moved south easterly. A powerful C-G strike was caught on camera with a
strong thunder to match.
it proceeded into the distance south eastwards it gave some strange-shaped
C-C lightning which was elongated across the sky.
The thunderhead was clearly visible as it left the area, being feathery in
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