Here's a night time squall line in all its glory dominating the entire sky with anvil top lit by the moon and the distant town lights of Portrush casting a beautiful orange-pink hue to the clouds. The more meaty looking section of cloud at bottom over the sea is the storm's gust front, below it with the naked eye the sky was black as coal with no detail discernable, the wind suddenly picked up and sand became airborne as its outflow surged towards the beach, we began walking back towards the car as the wind chill was getting too bad. Before we left the beach we glanced behind us one last time and saw huge curtains of hail and snow with eerie mottled texture catching the moonlight, we didn't have time to study it because the squall was approaching and we needed to get back to the car. The drive home was fun just as the squall line hit, we ended up driving through a very heavy snow storm all the way from Portrush to Swatragh and it didn't stop once during that time, the snow flakes were big and dense as the wind blew them sideways through the air, visibility was down to a few metres and if it wasn't for the cat's eyes marking the centre of the road I'm sure we would have ended up in a ditch, it was a hairy drive back but exciting in equal measure to experience such a wide spectrum of weather in a single night. Taken from White Rocks beach on December 4th 2011, read the full image report from this night here. * All images are available for sale in the form of photo prints, canvas or digital files for licensing, if you are interested in a purchase simply drop me an email.