Intense rainfall caused severe flooding in parts of Murcia, Spain, on 17 June.
22 October 2020
17 June 2014
The enhanced IR Meteosat-10 imagery shows convection developing close to the east coast, around Alicante, from around 10:30 UTC.
This convection was short-lived and more intense convection began to develop inland, and around Valencia, from around 12:30 UTC.
These cells continue to develop during the afternoon, with the new cells, which gave the intense rain in Murcia, developing just after 14:00 UTC.
A single large cumulonimbus cloud seemed to be responsible for this heavy rain, before it moved out over the sea. Although a further single cell developed to the south west of Murcia before it too died away over the sea.
Download full resolution infrared image , Meteosat-10, 17 June 15:45 UTC.
The high resolution visible Meteosat-10 imagery shows how rapidly the cumulonimbus clouds developed, with the typical cauliflower like tops visible in these high energy clouds.
At around 11:45 UTC there is an arc of cloud moving towards the west, near Murcia, in the opposite direction to the movement of the cumulonimbus clouds. This may have been a low level outflow boundary from the storm which developed near the coast earlier and may have been a contributing trigger for the subsequent development of the storms inland.
Download full resolution HRV image , Meteosat-10, 17 June 15:45 UTC.
In the Day Microphysics RGB from Meteosat-10 the paler yellow colour shows the active area of the cloud where the air was rising the fastest. Once again this image shows that the development and decay cycle of these clouds was very quick.
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