Weather Events

The weather events in the Spanish plume are similar to those more commonly observed in MCS (see Cb And MCS - Weather Events ).

Parameter Description
Precipitation Heavy showers and thunderstorms with hail on the continental western Europe and Great Britain. Prolonged thundery conditions possible (several hours).
Temperature Sudden temperature drops in intensive showers, otherwise high temperatures and dewpoints outside the showers.
Wind (incl. gusts) Strong gusts, even tornadoes possible.


04 July 2005/03.00 UTC - Meteosat 8 IR10.8 image; weather events (green: rain and showers, red: thunderstorm with precipitation, yellow: fog, black: no actual precipitation or thunderstorm with precipitation)