As always The Royal Meteorological Society are offering their 2018 calendar as first prize in our weekly competition. The Calendar features the stunning shortlisted images from the Weather Photographer of the Year 2017; a competition ran in partnership with the Royal Photographic Society. You can follow the society on twitter @RMetS
As always the final decision is very subjective and a difficult choice has to be made from so many great entries. Thank you @RMetS for judging and we hope you enjoy their choice and the best of the rest beneath!
1st Place Powerful positive bolts - Petrified Forest National Park, Northern Arizona by Monsoon Tracker @monsoontracker
2nd Place “The Origins of a Haboob” by Bryan Snider @BryanSnider
3rd Place Orange sky, fall not far away! by Wanda Boutilier @BoutilierWanda
The Best of the Rest: ~
A couple of off-shore lightning strikes from a trip Orange Beach, AL this summer. I got a lot of practice from our balcony as the storm slowly rolled out over the Gulf. More to come! #stormhour #ThePhotoHour #potw pic.twitter.com/LcSu0nH9OY— Bradley Huchteman (@brxdlxy) September 7, 2018
"The Fight Between the Light" - On Sept 2 east of Tucson, the colors were awe inspiring as the colors from the sun peaking out on the western horizon blended in with the hues from the lightning off the Rincon Mountains! #stormhour #potw @stormhour pic.twitter.com/Z4tWUv3qmO— Lori Grace Bailey (@lorigraceaz) September 9, 2018