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  1. Unfortunately, with extreme weather, there is inevitably going to be casualties. The entire SE portion of Spain was clearly warned of this episode days in advance however. If you choose to be outdoors, refuse to evacuate or make perilous journeys within the time of a RED alert for extreme rainfall, giant hail and severe winds, Then you cannot say you were not warned. That does not mean to say that we should all not be able to enjoy the breathtaking displays that Mother Nature throws at us. I have a right to choose somewhere to holiday in order to have a chance of possibly viewing some severe storms. I’m sorry if that may hurt some people’s feelings, but I am not going to suspend or cancel a stormchasing trip or holiday for it. A flippant comment from yourself yet again. My heart goes out to those who have died and the families. The same as it does whenever anyone becomes a victim of extreme weather.
  2. My thoughts too. Two of them is very odd. My only other suggestion is a drone. Someone perhaps trying to capture some decent footage? So many questions lol. What a year the Mediterranean has had for storms though. Adriatic back in summer, and now the classic early autumn Spanish beasts. Seen many a cracker down the Balearics in September.
  3. My word, that is proper creepy! Almost looks like the eyes of Satan. Potential ball lightning perhaps?!
  4. Why do I choose to holiday in Spain during September? Here is your answer. Aside from the severe consequences and catastrophic flooding, this is absolutely breathtakingly phenomenal. About as constant as lightning can possibly get.
  5. Knew it was going to be a very extreme set up, but not this bad. Devastating scenes in Southern Spain. I was wondering how bad it was in Algiers aswell with that enormous MCS that formed there. Well, here’s the answer. Every bit as bad as I thought it would be.
  6. Lol. Off to sleep in a min, but what a storm!! Enjoyed that so much. Good ol Spain. If you’re up, that MCS looks to have shifted back on a more northerly track. I’ll check it first thing in the morning
  7. Really ramping up there now. Looks like a shelf cloud coming in with it too!
  8. Absolute beast! Nearly the size of England lol I reckon it may well clip the eastern side of Majorca. Alcudia cam possibly a good shout in the small hours of the morning. But I won’t be up unfortunately! I wouldn’t be surprised to see Algiers on weather based news tomorrow by the way. It looked to have taken a direct hit earlier. Could not find any cams there though.
  9. Still a few good ones seen! Alicante earlier was utter madness. I wonder what that Algerian MCS is going to do. It looked to be heading straight for the Balearics, but has sort of undergone a bit of eastward shift, just as soon as it hit the coast! At least we aren’t the only ones that happens to then lol!
  10. https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/espana/comunidad-valenciana/alicante/benidorm-playa-poniente-sur.html Some good lightning out to sea on this one.
  11. Some lightning visible on a couple of Alicante cams. Should be awesome once darkness sets in. An absolute monster about to depart the Algerian coast and drift N/NW too. A massive MCS in the making. Just seen some epic multiforked lightning on this one!! https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/espana/comunidad-valenciana/alicante/alicante-playa-almadraba.html
  12. A few decent strikes on that one. And loads in the distance. After midnight, I’m still confident of new developments, particularly in the Balearic sea area. That lot marching east towards Sardinia May hit the island later too. Tunisia and Sicily have seen some stonkers today aswell. Over the next couple of days, it’ll be Costa Blanca that will see some incredible amounts of rain, and no doubt flash flooding. The local phenomenon named the Gota Fria event is looking likely, which means “cold drop” in Spanish. In a nutshell, it’s basically a couple of days of continuous monsoon rainfall that impacts the East coast of Spain mostly every year, but some years worse than others, caused by a cut off jet stream lobe that dives down suddenly over 27c waters and entrapped hot air. 2007 saw an exceptional one that caused local devastation in areas such as Javea, Valencia, Almería and Alicante.
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