Date: Friday 2nd April 2004
Time: 18:07 BST
Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
Path: Overhead

Returning Polar Maritime southerly with long fetch
Duration: 15 minutes
Type: Singlecell
Average lightning type: C-C
Average discharge rate: 223 seconds
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This was a pretty storm, in that it was a developing singlecell in cool and relatively dry early spring unstable air. This cell gave a cheeky four discharges in itís time over Macclesfield but two of them were rather pretty as the blue sky and wispy wintry precipitation curtains were also present in the shot due to the high cloud base.

It continued developing as it went northwards into a more energetic storm. There was a brief pea-sized soft hail shower as the storm started and went over, and virga was present as the precipitation evaporated readily.

Although the development was slow, the anvils of surrounding cumulonimbus cells were pretty spectacular and well-spread, and with some of them you could see right through the base due to virga. A nice (and rather early) start to the storm season.

VISIBLE 02.04.2004 17:14

VISIBLE 02.04.2004 17:14 + GRID
INFRARED 02.04.2004 17:14
INFRARED 02.04.2004 17:14 + GRID
COLOUR 02.04.2004 17:14
COLOUR 02.04.2004 17:14 + GRID

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