TQ1478 : Storm clouds approaching, Osterley Park, March 2013 (2)

taken 9 years ago, near to Norwood Green, Ealing, Great Britain

Storm clouds approaching, Osterley Park, March 2013 (2)
Storm clouds approaching, Osterley Park, March 2013 (2)
The day had been quite sunny - by the dismal standard of March 2013 - but then dark clouds came into view over the higher ground to the north-east. It looked to me as if precipitation was coming down over Highgate and Hampstead - and it was clear that Osterley's turn was soon to come. Given the chilly conditions, I was left wondering whether we'd get heavy rain, sleet or snow.

A minute or two after I took this photo a squall blew up, and hailstones were whipping across, more or less horizontally. People ran for the shelter of their cars. I didn't have that option, so sheltered in the lee of a large tree. After a few minutes conditions eased, so I pulled my hat and my hood down over my forehead, and made my way back to Wyke Green.

This sequence begins with: TQ1478 : An arm of the lake at Osterley, in changeable weather, March 2013

I notice that I'd stood on much the same spot in January 2011, in brighter weather conditions: Link
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Date Taken
Saturday, 30 March, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 1 April, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Grassland  Park and Public Gardens  Lakes, Wetland, Bog  Suburb, Urban fringe  Air, Sky, Weather 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1483 7831 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.5251N 0:20.8421W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 1475 7810
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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