Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Weather forecast and lightning strikes

Weather forecast and lightning strikes

Summer lightning over southern England

A series of spectacular lightning strikes lit up the skies as a thunderstorm swept from Sussex through to Suffolk

Despite the London skyline experiencing the impressive light show, there was little actual rainfall in the area, with the clouds particularly high in the atmosphere for a storm

East Sussex Fire and Rescue Service had a busy night, receiving 52 calls in an hour and a half as heavy rain caused floods late Wednesday night

Although not much damage was reported, firefighters from Eastbourne were called to two houses where lightning had struck roofs

Crews in Brighton and Hove were also caused to a series of small floods at houses

The Met Office said the particularly high temperature - peaking at 80F (27C) - contributed to these types of storms, as they made their way from mainland Europe

Today, they expected some more thunder, moving further north up through East Anglia, Lincolnshire and Yorkshire, perhaps with some heavy downpours

Temperatures are expected to peak at 72F (22C) in the London area

Some minor showers are expected, scattered with sunny intervals, although over the weekend things could well go downhill again


jmb said...

What an amazing series of photographs. So beautiful but sometimes so deadly.

CherryPie said...

Spectacular! I love the first one, there is something about watching lightening over the sea.

jailhouselawyer said...

I do appreciate a scene well captured by the person behind the camera lens.

Colin Campbell said...

No lightening strikes here in Adelaide.

Very nice shots. That first one is eerie.

Lord James Bigglesworth said...

Hey, that's great. We want more of that, just to be all apocalyptic like. :)

Matt said...

Those are some great photos! Did you take any of them James?

Anonymous said...

So close, yet I never saw a thing. :)