Chris McFerran snapped this stunning shot just outside of Warwick during the weekend’s storm.
Chris McFerran snapped this stunning shot just outside of Warwick during the weekend’s storm. Chris McFerran

Snapping the supercell

WHILE many residents were sheltered from the weekend's super storm somewhere safe and sturdy, Warwick weather photographer Chris McFerran was in the thick of the action.

Mr McFerran braved the wind, rain and lightning for his craft and his dedication did not go unrewarded.

The talented photog snapped some stunning shots of the storm hitting the region.

"My day started when I intercepted the supercell as it cut its path across the Downs," he said.

"Looming out of the heat haze to the west, it towered tens of thousands of feet into the atmosphere and it was easy to see at that point it was going to be very dangerous.

"I stayed with it for most of the afternoon as it travelled east and a few times I thought I should not be here as it started to rotate and become very lightning active."

This week could bring another chance for storm shots, with Weatherzone meteorologist Mellissa Mackellar saying there was the possibility of more showers for Warwick on Thursday.

But it was unlikely to be a replica of last weekend's mega storm.

"Those storms, at this stage, aren't looking like they will be severe because the winds aren't looking particularly strong," she said.

Any rainfall from theses storms is expected to be in the 5-10mm range.

Today and tomorrow are set to be much more eventful weather-wise, with sunny days and tops of 28 and 30 respectively.

Showers could return on Friday and Saturday afternoons and temperatures are expected to remain in the high 20s.

Sunday is likely to see clearing showers.



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