Welcome to the StormHour Photo of the Week competition.
The competition is run in conjunction with The Royal Meteorological Society who are kindly offering their 2019 Calendar, featuring 24 spectacular winning and shortlisted images from the Weather Photographer of the Year 2018 competition
As always the final decision is very subjective and a difficult choice has to be made from so many great entries. Thank you to Mark @StormHourMark and @RMetS for judging and we hope you enjoy their choice and the best of the rest beneath.
1st Place Lightning from Marana, Arizona just after sunset by Bryan Snider @BryanSnider
2nd Place An Ancient Bristlecone Pine Tree near Mount Evans, Colorado by Michael Ryno Photo @mnryno34
3rd Rainbow-wave at Surfers Paradise, Queensland by Judy Leitch @leitchbird