Storm Chasing 7th/8th June

Quite an active day of convective activity and storms for Ireland and the UK. I spent a number of hours at Mullaghmore in Co. Sligo with Martin McKenna and his girlfriend Roisin, watching storms mature and come to life producing impressive hail cores and lightning over the ocean as they moved north. We had a ringside view of these storms from the coastline as the warm sun beamed down. Im gonna add a few images for now as Sunday the 8th has the potential to produce storms as well and i will add anything from it here too.


Thunderstorm over the open ocean



Big storm building over Classiebawn Castle in Mullaghmore with Benbulbin mountain in the background.



Close range pulse storm with interesting structure



This funnel cloud was a nice end to the day, it was short lived and hard to spot against the background cloud, image is enhanced to see the funnel more clearly.


Just time to add this image from Sundays chase. It turned into an impressive day of storms one after the other, some of the structure was amazing, not to mention the constant lightning and large hail from a storm between Omagh and Cookstown - further images coming soon.





Wide angle shot shot with my car on the roadside and the farmhouse with the thunderstorm bearing down..