Powerful Thunderstorm Complex Spans A Continent With Lightning Striking Dozens!

For the majority of Ireland and the UK it’s been a fine, dry and pleasant bank holiday weekend but as for mainland Europe, lightning has filled the skies causing dozens to be struck from Paris to Warsaw.

In Paris 11 people we’re struck by lightning while celebrating a birthday in a park while in Germany several we’re struck on a football pitch.

Credit: BBC Weather

Credit: BBC Weather

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Credit: Météo Sud-Aveyron ‏@MeteoSudAveyron

These cell clusters also unleased flash flooding, large hail, damaging wind as well as tornadoes.

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Credit: @sam79fr

Toulouse, France

Credit: @Infoclimat

Credit: @Infoclimat

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The low which continues to trigger the thunderstorm activity across Europe today will advance north from Belgium into the North Sea, bringing wind and rain from SE to NW across the British Isles. This may take till mid week to clear given the strong blocking high slowing down to movement of this feature to a near crawl.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Late week however, once the low moves off the West Coast of Scotland, we’ll see the high extend south over the UK and this could hold for some time.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

GFS ensemble 5-day means looking out to day 15 indicates a prolonged spell of fair weather for the UK.

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Credit: Tropical Tidbits

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Credit: Tropical Tidbits

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Credit: Tropical Tidbits

2m temperature anomaly, firmly above normal for Western Europe.

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Credit: Tropical Tidbits

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Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

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