Storms struggle to develop 13 November 2020 Western Sydney

The images attached to this post were taken around Western Sydney during the afternoon of the 13/11/2020. Thunderstorms developed during the afternoon although they struggled to maintain shape and those that did develop weakened quickly.

Storms struggle to develop 13 November 2020 Western Sydney

In some cases there was too much cloud cover.

My wife and I drove out of Sydney to investigate storms developing to the south. While these were stronger than those nearby, they lacked ideal structure and cloud tops were hidden by a layer of cirrus cloud.

Storms struggle to develop 13 November 2020 Western Sydney
Storms struggle to develop 13 November 2020 Western Sydney

The cells to the south traversed eastward and occasional cloud to ground lightning was observed. Late afternoon, a large shelf cloud broke off and passed overhead and storms went into decline.

Storms struggle to develop 13 November 2020 Western Sydney
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