Date: Saturday 27th June 1998 Time:
BST (Visual) 12:18 (Discharge)
Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
Path: Poynton, few miles north of Macclesfield, travelling ENE
Polar maritime Airmass near centre of low
Duration: 30 minutes passing
Type: Open-cell Multicell
Average lightning type: One C-C
Average discharge rate: n/a (one discharge)
Footage Quality: VHS
This was a standard open-cell heavy shower that developed in the polar
maritime airmass behind a cold front
during a classic mature low. The winds were cool and westerly.
The cell passed to the north of Macclesfield, likely over Poynton/Hazel
Grove, only displaying one single
discharge in itís time. It was a faint C-C embedded within the rain-curtain
and the thunder, because it was so distant, wasnít spectacular but had a lot
of bass in it.
The cell continued to move ENE over the Pennines silently.
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