18 Extreme Weather Events That You Won't Believe Actually Exist

30/01/2015 19:22 GMT | Updated 31/01/2015 14:59 GMT

With all this talk of thundersnow, and last year's panic over the infamous weatherbomb, and now apocalyptic vortex shedding, it's easy to think that the UK may be facing an extreme weather meltdown.


A 'sundog' can be seen when light refracts through ice crystals

But there's weirder stuff out there. From volcanic lightning to weatherspouts or 'sea monsters', and giant hailstones to clouds that look like UFOs or balloons - these 18 phenomena will remind you that, most of the time, Britain has it easy.


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