Saturday, 13 June 2015

Storm chaser..

Thunder storms were predicted for our region today but the slight rumblings we heard were nothing compared to the wonderful light show during the early hours of Friday morning..

The day had started unnaturally warm. We recorded 25C at 9am

and the temperature kept on rising, peaking at around 32C

Bedtime came and went but at 1am we woke to some spectacular lightning flashes. Colin went back to sleep but a storm, for me, is too exciting to miss.

I was up and at the open window with my camera in time to catch the following..

This first shot was taken at 1:12am. You may just make out the lightning fork on the left..

Then at 1:18 came this bright flash, lighting up the whole of the garden. (The lights in the middle of the lawn are some solar lights)

It just got brighter and brighter. This shot was a minute later...

And in another couple of minutes, at 1:21, came the brightest of all...

After that, it was back to the less brightly lit, dramatic purple skies..

Then, as quickly as it had come, it was gone and we were back in darkness.

Now who could resist getting up to watch a show like that?!


Le Pré de la Forge said...

It was a bit good, was it not!
I could have taken fully electrically illuminated pix of the meadow...
had I been bothered to go downstairs for a camera.
But 'twas far too hot and sticky!!

GaynorB said...

Fantastic pics, Elizabeth. Wish we'd been here.

Jean said...

We had the storm a few hours earlier. The lightening seemed to be orange not white.
The horizontal rain was almost like someone using a pressure washer on the front of the house, which unfortunately exposed the leak we have been puzzled by for a while.......yes another leak.

Craig said...

Quite amazing how light it was in the middle of the night. Well done for capturing such hard to take shots.