RaVeNStOrM

THUNDERSTORM T0013
Date: Saturday 6th June 1998   Time: 18:00 BST
Location:
Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
Path: Overhead

Synoptics:
Warm Sector ahead of surface cold front
Duration: 30 minutes
Type: Surface-based Multicell
Average lightning type: C-C
Average discharge rate: 137 seconds
Footage Quality:
VHS

 

As T0012 cleared the area, this trailing cell followed it closely and rolled over the Pennines to the east. This was much smaller than T0012 but it was more active. The discharge rates were about 2-5 minutes, but unfortunately it only skimmed Macclesfield and didnít pass directly overhead. The back-end of the cloud was very dark and there were also tell-tale signs of updraught at the back given away by lumpy precipitation-free cloud bases. I think this storm was also sharing the same anvil as T0012 (merged thunderhead), with it being in such close proximity.

The lightning caught on camera consisted of 1 or 2 faint sheet lightnings, 1 small C-C and one large (but faint) twin low-amp C-C discharge which gave a weak thunder like firecrackers.

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VISIBLE 06.06.1998 17:48

INFRARED 06.06.1998 17:48
COLOUR 06.06.1998 17:48


VISIBLE 06.06.1998 17:48 + Grid
INFRARED 06.06.1998 17:48 + Grid
COLOUR 06.06.1998 17:48 + Grid


 


 
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