Thunderstorm

Thunderstorm

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Credit: JIM REED/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Supercell thunderstorm over farmland. A supercell thunderstorm is a thunderstorm with a single massive rotating updraft (mesocyclone) in the centre. Sometimes such thunderstorms progress on to become tornados. This mesocyclone remained severe for more than six hours. Mature thunderstorms produce as much as 100 millimetres of rain per hour, and may cause localised flooding. Photographed in Kansas, USA.

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