SA Weather Service has warned that the cold front, expected to last till Wednesday, will be accompanied by wet conditions.
While British summers may still be described as three fine days and a thunderstorm, it's more important than ever that we understand the mechanisms that cause the UK's hottest weather to be followed by its most violent thunderstorms.
On the 18th of July 2017, a four foot wall of water rushed through the seaside village of Coverack wrecking homes and businesses
There is more than one way to be electrocuted by lightning.
We may dream about hot and sunny summer weather in the UK, but the truth is after a few days of heatwave conditions we can't wait for a good storm or two to clear the air... But how much do you really know about thunderstorms? How does that cute little fluffy cumulus cloud turn into a big threatening thunderhead?
Thunderstorms are notoriously difficult to forecast with any precision. It is perhaps a little surprising that prediction of the timing and location of one of Nature's most dramatic events, poses an enduring problem for weather forecasters.
Besides humans, nature is clearly one of the most powerful forces on Earth and there's little that's more deadly in its arsenal
In case you missed it, London was besieged by a large thunderstorm on Thursday afternoon, with several bolts of lightning
Nothing a bit of kindling didn't fix. Bring it on storm. pic.twitter.com/xbWohD9xew — Harry Cole (@MrHarryCole) October 26
South Korea’s hot, humid summers always bring their fair share of thunderstorms. This cameraman got a close-up view as a