Storm chasing 27/05/19 Midulster  Dungannon & Cookstown


Another low risk set up, A combination of cold air aloft,  surface convergence and 200-400 J/kg of CAPE  helped trigger widespread Heavy showers and Isolated thunderstorms. I wasn't hopefull on thunder storms cause with these kind of setups you never no but I thought I would chase and give it a go.  

it started off at home, a developing storm was coming from the west straight towards  Dungannon so I stayed put and waited for its arrival, it looked nice from a distance

as it got closer it was growing in size all the time as it moved west, suddenly it was over me so took this pano shot before the precip hit, this storm eventually sparked 10mile futher east just outside Portadown and Lurgan

 I then knew there was potential for more storms too develop It was then I noticed a line of red cores on radar just outside Donegal, they were my next target as they moved east they intensified and I chose too Intercept them in Cookstown. when I got too cookstown It looked rather messy and grey with not much happening I stuck around for abit and waited for the back end of the storm too appear, this was it 

I then drove back too dungannon. which was abit of a mistake because when I checked radar again there was another storm developing just outside Omagh Strabane area. I turned and went back and tried too get infront of it. as I was driving out a nice CG lightning strike hit at distance, it was a nice site too see. I then pulled over and got the camera out in the van. I filmed through the precip core for about 15mins sadly it never happened again I then waited for the backend of the storm too appear again and took this shot giving you a sence of height and scale of the storm taken wit 10mm lens

all and all a good enough chase from a low risk day, 

On to the Next  

footage of the developing storm below.