Cloudburst Near Vevey, Switzerland

April 14, 2006


Provided by: Serge Walczak
Summary authors & editors: Jim Foster; Serge Walczak

This startling cloudburst was photographed in late spring of 2004 from Vevey, Switzerland (about the road of Vevey-Chardonne). Gramont Massif, on the far side of the lake, is partially obscured by the towering cumulonimbus cloud. Intense rainfall and strong winds accompanied this well-developed storm cell. Though rainstorms are not an uncommon occurrence here in spring and summer, such impressive looking rain shafts as this one are infrequently observed. [Updated October 2017]

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