If you like clouds, you’ll love this post!

Morning All,

Surprisingly, it’s rather damp here at the moment; unfortunately you can’t convey sarcasm too well in text, but that was a sarcastic comment. We have had a few lovely days of late with broken sunshine and temperatures rising to the point you don’t need three layer coats but it all seems to have gone downhill.

Mind you, I was lucky enough to be in Aberystwyth working the beginning of this week when there was a very impressive storm off the coast. The hotel I stayed in was right on the beach near enough so it was very different listening to crashing waves when I usually hear nothing, living on a hill inland! I popped out a number of time to get a few videos so if, and this is a big if, I can work out how to get the right ones off my phone and onto YouTube (yes, I have a YouTube channel too!) I may post the odd one. I shall post a message here if successful!

Anyway, onto the pictures. I took these at the end of November last year; basically it’s the birth of what turned out to be a massive rainstorm over Haverfordwest. I can’t remember why, but I was at home not work that morning and was, lucky me, able to get these beautiful pictures (although I had to remove a little digital noise in Photoshop as per my last post, sorry).

Incoming!

Incoming!

After, the first few pictures, things being to develop into a more visually stunning cloud with some lovely contrasting blue sky behind it.

A wider view...

A wider view…

I think this set of pictures is some of the best timing I have had of late with my weather pictures. Shame it didn’t come along in time for the WeatherNet photo competition!

Getting a bit lumpy there...

Getting a bit lumpy there…

Down in the left bottom corner of the image above, you can see some brave birds playing chicken across the front of the incoming precipitation. Mind you, they’d be getting quite a view, I imagine…

More lumpiness (mammatus possibly) and the hills behind for context

More lumpiness (mammatus possibly) and the hills behind for context

If I had been in a plane, I would have been giving this are a pretty wide berth!

The upper part seems to be growing a bit taller now...or it could just be closer!

The upper part seems to be growing a bit taller now…or it could just be closer!

The storm continues to grow and get more striking by the minute almost….

Some very striking colours in this image

Some very striking colours in this image

The image above is my all time favourite out of the 20 or so I took, for the mix of colour and structure in the clouds. As I said in one of the captions, I’m fairly sure it contains mammatus which you can read about by going here (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mammatus_cloud)

Some grey cloud coming in underneath now and the storm is upon us!

Some grey cloud coming in underneath now and the storm is upon us!

After I took the final image above, a lower layer of clouds was getting in the mix and things started to get a little too big to get in the viewfinder, plus there was the odd spit and spot of rain in the air, so I retired indoors plus I had to go into town to get to work. Sigh.

Well, there you have it, the best storm clouds I’ve seen for a long time and I hope that you like them too but apologies for the amount of them, I just though they were so pretty and looked so powerful, they all need posting! Next time, I will look to post my most recent waterfall walk or something, which has some nice lapse in it, so it should look cool.

Thanks again for tuning in and keep this frequency clear for storm videos on YouTube, I shall let you know here first!

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