Tuesday, May 04, 2004

Stormy Weather

We had an amazing storm in the city this afternoon.

It's been raining for most of the day but at around 3.00 the clouds gathered in more tightly. There was a flash of lightning, followed just a second later by a very loud crash of thunder. Then the rain came pelting down sending everyone running for the nearest bus shelter or shop doorway.

It slackened off slightly before another flash-bang (almost simultaneous, this time) heralded the start of a hail storm. Within a couple of minutes there was so much hail on the ground that cars were leaving tracks in it as the went past. It was an amazing sight.

Before long the thunderhead moved off and the hail melted and now it's bright and sunny.

I don't think it will last, though; I can see another dark cloud off to the west...

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