July 28th 2013, the weekend was looking good with high CAPE, a slack SWly flow, cold air aloft, very strong solar heating, plenty of moisture, convergence, and enough wind shear for organisation. The end result was a moderate risk of showers and thunderstorms with flooding being a real possibility. So this was the 28th on a glorious sunny warm day in Belfast, Roisin and I decided to enjoy the weather and walk to Forestside shopping centre and do some shopping however my shopping mentality was gone and I found myself glued to the sky so periodically I would leave the shop and take images from the car park. It was hard to leave the sky alone for 5 min's as convection was firing like crazy over the north side of the city, this was one of several big cells which just erupted into the clear blue sky and soon the charts showed it to be dropping a few c-g bolts over that area, I wish I had been closer but it was still cool to watch the storm grow from this distance, read the report for more information. * All images are available for sale in the form of photo prints, canvas or digital files for licensing, if you are interested in a purchase simply drop me an email.