With the floods and endless UK storms coming at us ceaselessly, the only upside that I can see are some of the amazing clouds and skylines we’ve had down here in not so sunny Devon this winter.

Here are the top 10 UK storm pictures we’ve taken.

1/ A storm passes by Saunton Beach in North Devon, blackening the sky and casting it’s black shadow over the previously sunny beach. After crashing through and sending more rain onto the land below, the sun dares to make a somewhat shy appearance.

2/ The joys of being outside in a fast approaching hail storm. The sky blackened, then went yellow and day became night as a flash storm crashes into the North Coast of Devon.

3/ The sky turns black, the seas boil as a massive storm cloud trucks on into the UK. More wind and rain came in with this one, with a moderate sized sea swell and smaller tides it wasn’t one of the more prolonged storms of the season, but it made a very dramatic storm sky.

4/ A walk on the beach, just clear of yet another cloud system barreling it’s way up the estuary in North Devon dropping it’s load of hailstones as it goes. This one came with some thunder, but alas no lightning, which would of made for a nice dramatic shot. Love the colours in this one.

5/ The world goes dark, with the sun trying to burst through and give us a few seconds of light before it is covered up by yet more storm clouds. This photo is at Saunton beach near Barnstaple in North Devon, where the dunes and beach have altered dramatically following the constant barrage of Atlantic storms.

6/ A rare moment of calmness. The storm has passed leaving a few stray clouds in it’s wake. It looks like the end of a nice summers day, but the rare brightness didn’t last long, just long enough to make a nice photo opportunity…

7/ The Gulls take flight as a promising day is put to the sword by the onset of the latest storm to pile into North Devon. Compared to a lot of the UK the North Devon area has been lucky, as a lot of the rainfall seems to of been inland whereas we’ve had to endure massive seas and swells, the bulk of the storm water has missed us.

8/ Weird clouds. A photo by a friend of mine captured these strange clouds that appeared pre-Christmas. They weren’t around for long, but were very unusual…Not very stormy, but quite odd nonetheless.

9/ It’s all going black again as you’ve guessed it another low pressure front arrives in the UK. This one was fairly black and moody and once again the brief spell of sunshine we were enjoying was soon replaced by a deluge.

10/ Time to lift the spirits. Finally a dry day, no storms and no rain and an opportunity to watch a fantastic sunset from the beach at the end of a beautiful sunny, crisp day.

You’ve guessed it though…It was a brief respite, as the next day was dark, mean and moody as we got battered again!

For all of the latest news on the good old UK weather check out the Met Office website.

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