Weather Events

Parameter Description
Precipitation
  • Heavy rain showers.
  • Thunderstorms, frequently with hail showers.
Temperature
  • Remarkable drop possible in the area around the MCS in connection with downdrafts.
Wind (including gusts)
  • The area around the MCS is characterized by a pronounced squall line caused by the outflow of the downdraft.
  • Severe wind gusts and downbursts, even small tornadoes possible.
Other relevant information
  • The most intense weather activities occur during the mature stage of development: in the case of a multi-cell storm, in the centre of the convective complex
30 May 2005/18.00 UTC - Meteosat 8 IR 10,8 image; weather events (green: rain and showers, blue: drizzle, cyan: snow, purple: freezing rain, red: thunderstorm with precipitation, orange: hail, black: no actual precipitation or thunderstorm with precipitation)