Today’s storm in pictures
As expected, another storm swept across the UK today, bringing yet more heavy rain, severe gales and flooding.
There have been some amazing pictures taken of the impacts that the storm has delivered and I thought I’d pull them together and share them with you.
This high-resolution satellite picture from EUMETSAT shows the storm centred just to the northwest of Scotland at midday. Notice how the cloud spirals outwards from its centre as the air rotates around the storm’s centre.
Matt Smith took this picture at Porthcawl on the south Wales coast this morning, which shows large waves being thrown onto the coastline by severe gale-force winds racing up the Bristol Channel.
High tide at mouth of Severn Estuary
Kevin Daffey took this picture of high tide lapping onto the river banks at Black Rock, as the tidal surge from the Bristol Channel met the outflow from the River Severn.
Large hail in Somerset
Neil Sleat snapped some scarily large hail from the heavy showers that moved through earlier today. The comparison to the one pence coin shows how big the hailstones were.
Mammatus clouds in Bognor Regis
Laura Marmolejo took this image of mammatus clouds as a heavy shower moved through today. The udder-like clouds are caused by pockets of air sinking at the edges of cumulonimbus clouds.
Rainbow in Derby
Adam Page managed to capture this calm looking picture of a rainbow in between the heavy showers that swept through.
If you have any pictures you’d like to share, you can get in touch on Twitter – @liamdutton