Weather Events

Parameter Description
Precipitation
  • Thunderstorms, rain and hail showers during the whole life cycle.
Temperature
  • No remarkable changes.
Wind (incl. gusts)
  • Increasing wind during the development of the Comma to a full-scale vortex.
Other relevant information
  • In stages of development the Comma tail is more weather active with heavy convective development due to a left exit region of a jet streak.
  • Convective cells mostly develop within the Comma tail and move to the head where they dissipate.
  • In a more mature stage different conveyor belts are situated on top of each other and a Cold Front will develop.

06 March 2009/12.00 UTC - Meteosat 8 IR 10.8 image; blue: weather events