After an unsettled start to the week, high pressure dominated the end of the week bringing fine and settled conditions.
Autumn has definitely arrived in the
A rather unsettled week with heavy showers at times, especially on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Mainly fine with isolated showers throughout the week. Moderate south easterly winds eased as the week progressed.
At the bottom, at the bottom of the waterspout…
On Thursday night a suspected waterspout was observed underneath a convective cumulus cloud to the south of the
Fair weather waterspouts are generally not dangerous, unlike their potentially destructive relative, the tornadic waterspout. This type of waterspout develops in association with severe thunderstorms and has the same characteristics as land tornados. This poses a threat to ships, planes, helicopters, and swimmers as they are often accompanied by strong winds, high seas, large hail and frequent lightning. As you can imagine if you ever witness one, you are recommended to keep a considerable distance away from it.
Compiled by: Misty Summers
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