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At least 10 lightning strikes seen - 2.7.2022 at 18.35 - 2.7.2022 at 20.00 Kauhava Observation number 107451

Visibility III / V

Esa Palmi, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

For the first time this summer properly on the road. The early summer has been really miserable in terms of thunderstorms, so Saturday's conditions gave me the motivation to go for a little longer ride. The clouds got high, but most of the lightning strikes were high up in the cloud. This one knew constant rumbling, but ground lightning was less frequent. There was nothing particularly showy, but Ostrobothnia's unusually high humidity for Finland's level and a suitable temperature drop caused cells to be born no matter how much during the day.

I started the day with high convections in Pirkanmaa, from where the nozzle towards Vaasa. The thunderstorms in the Vaasa region wanted to go too far towards the sea, so in the afternoon I decided to head towards the interior of Ostrobothnia, inspired by the new band of thunderstorms that had formed there. The tape came with a scoop. The hardest part of this had been the Kurikka-Jalasjärvi axis, where wind damage has also occurred. I didn't encounter any special gusts, mainly constant rumbling in the clouds, few ground lightning and heavy rain, especially at the end of the day in Alajärvi.

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