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Dozens of readers snap pictures of suspected US-style microburst formed in violent thunderstorm. It may look like a scene straight out of a disaster movie — but these dramatic pictures were actually taken during a storm on Merseyside.
But fears it was the end of the world — or perhaps an alien invasion — proved unfounded, with meteorologists instead suggesting the pictures may show a microburst out to sea — a column of sinking air caused by a small downdraft within an intense and rapidly-forming thunderstorm. They are rare in the Link but much more common in the USA, and often have high winds strong enough to knock down trees and can be a danger to aeroplanes, though usually only last a few minutes.
The storm cloud was captured on camera last Friday afternoon by onlookers right across the borough — with the suspected microburst visible from New Brighton to Leasowe, Wallasey and Birkenhead.
Gordon Parsons, from Spital, was out playing a round with two friends at Wallasey golf club when the spectacular scene appeared above while they were at the seventh hole. The amateur photographer said: I looked up and saw this thing developing. It was bizarre — it was like a disaster movie. Then a few minutes later it was gone. Rainfall radar images by the Met Office show a large storm forming directly over the region at the time.
And Helen Chivers, of the Met Office, said the pictures taken by Merseysiders of the storm had sparked a lot of interesting discussions among their meteorologists. Heavy rain can be seen falling to the ground in the middle of the photos.
But there were a lot of violent thunderstorms around on Friday.
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When a portion of the water does start to freeze it will set off a domino effect, due to the Bergeron process, causing the water vapor around it to freeze and fall to the earth as well. The ominous-looking clouds have been particularly common in the Plains states of the United States, often during the morning or midday hours following convective thunderstorm activity. If parts of clouds have small droplets or crystals of similar size, their cumulative effect is seen as colors.