Severe Thunderstorm

Yesterday the Finnish Meteorological Institute warned about severe thunderstorms for the evening. I and Canelo returned from our regular evening walk at about 7 pm. I said to my husband, my goodness you should see the clouds coming in over the lake. It’s gonna be a terrible thunderstorm. We decided to go down there in the car. Five or six other cars were there as well. We needed not wait more than minutes. Everything happened with such speed that my first clip was a mess. I had to run the few meters to get into the car seconds before it broke loose. I immediately regretted, it was foolish to go there. I shot a new clip from inside the car but as I was only concentrating on the storm and not on my camera also this clip is no good at all. Despite the quality I think you can get the picture of how it was.You can hear us talking to each other in disbelief. Then my husband says we have to go home before any of the trees fall down. We turned the car to take the fastest way home. Hold and below ! There was a fallen tree cross the road. We had to take the other way where were many big branches on the road. This strong weather is unusual here. Good thing is it didn’t last for a long time.

2 thoughts on “Severe Thunderstorm

  1. saxsilverain

    we were running from the train station to reach our house (it was already drizzling a bit by then) and just when we stepped inside, brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrsssssshhhhhhhhh…. the big storm came right on our doorstep! 😀 we enjoyed the view of lightnings from our balcony while i closed my ears. it was quite magnificent but thankfully storms like this don’t strike that often here. 🙂

    1. aheikkinen Post author

      It sure was both magnificent and scary. Good thing is this kind of storms are pretty rare here. If and when there’s one next time I certainly will stay indoors 😉


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