Date: Thursday 25th August 2005
Time: Cell 1: 17:09 BST, Cell 2: 18:35 BST
Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
Path: Few miles south, easterly path

Polar Maritime free-convection
Duration: 15 minutes
Type: Open Cell Multicell
Average lightning type: C-C
Average discharge rate: Cell 1: 62s, Cell 2: 120s
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A traditional open-cell convection day brought with it several waves of showers, most with glaciated anvils and odd rumbles of thunder. I was able to capture this one in action after getting in from work as it trundled just to the south of Macclesfield. Two cells were observed, the first giving a few distant C-Cs, and the second gave a close discharge but the lightning went unseen. Good discharge rates in both, but were carried swiftly away by the strong westerly flow.

VISIBLE 25.08.2005 16:19

VISIBLE 25.08.2005 16:19 + GRID
INFRARED 25.08.2005 16:19
INFRARED 25.08.2005 16:19 + GRID
COLOUR 25.08.2005 16:19
COLOUR 25.08.2005 16:19 + GRID

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Mark Seltzer  www.electricsky.co.uk


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