August 13th Thunderstorm – Pictures

On the morning of August 13th, 2015 an active thunderstorm passed along the south coast and produced some extremely bright lightning and loud thunder. Between the hours of 02:00 and 05:00 this storm traveled down the channel producing thousands of lightning strikes, as of 08:30 there is another storm travelling North West across the channel heading towards Wothing and surrounding Areas, this storm is intensifying and currently (10:00) producing 55 strikes per minute with 38.6% of those being Cloud to Ground.

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As of 08:27 moving North West. Image courtesy of Netweather.TV
At 10:22 the storm is moving North, North East with the rain band travelling North North West. Image courtesy of Netweather.TV
At 10:22 the storm is moving North, North East with the rain band travelling North North West. Image courtesy of Netweather.TV

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As of 08:27 this storm was producing 45 strikes per minute
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As of 08:26 going back to 07:26 there has been lots of lighting reported, of which alot is Cloud to Ground however there is a lot of IntraCloud (Cloud to Cloud) also being reported with the storm.

Below is a gallery of photos from the early morning storm, if you have any pictures of the storm please email them to yourpics@weatherwatchep.co.uk with your name and location also if you know the time then that would be helpful to.

We love to see your photos but please remember to be safe when taking them and not to put yourselves in harms way especially in thunderstorms. you can also tweet them to us using @EPWeatherWatch and the #epstorms or #epwxwatch.

Video of some of the Lightning Strikes:

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Photo taken by Josh Gilpin