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On Saturday we saw a number of heavy rain showers group together in what’s known as a ‘squall line’ – a narrow band of thunderstorms, intense rain, hail, and frequent lightning accompanied by brief but very strong gusts of wind … Continue reading
The central and western Mediterranean will experience very unsettled conditions through the weekend and next week. Very heavy rain is expected to affect the northeast of Spain, southern France, the Balearic Isles, Corsica, Sardinia, Italy and the Adriatic facing Balkan … Continue reading
A series of intense thunderstorms brought exceptionally severe weather across parts of the UK yesterday, causing flash flooding and disruption in many places. As the storms tracked across the country our observation sites picked up some very heavy hourly rainfall … Continue reading
With the weather in April being distinctly showery so far, what exactly causes this changeable weather and why do some showers give thunder and lightning? Thunderstorms are normally associated with convective clouds which form from rising air warmed by … Continue reading