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The Weather Photograph Competition Is Here and It’s Spectacular

Black Rock by Steve W Carr showing the New Brighton lighthouse in the Wirral.

The Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS), in collaboration with WeatherPro, have nominated 24 finalists for this year's much anticipated Weather Photographer of the Year competition. The cool thing about the competition is that you get to help pick the winner! More than 5,700 photos were presented to this year's jury, depicting different weather condition from around the world, and the results are quite phenomenal.

Dennis Schulze, chief meteorology officer at MeteoGroup, who is on the jury, said, “With so many high-quality and exciting photos submitted it was a tough choice we had to make. The shortlisted images show the passion with which the photographers captured both rare and pretty common weather events. And many do not just show the weather event itself, but you can also feel the impact on our lives.” Liz Bentley, chief executive of the Royal Meteorological Society, said, “The photographs speak volumes about our obsession in the weather - capturing its beauty, its power and its fragility in the face of human activity.”

The results will be announced on the 19th of October at the Royal Statistical Society, London, and they will including the following categories:

  • Weather Photographer of the Year 2019
  • Young Weather Photographer of the Year 2019
  • Public Favourite Photographer of the Year 2019
  • Runners up from each category

To view the short-listed images and cast your vote visit and follow the instructions.

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Picture by Brian Bayliss shows Snow Rollers in Wiltshire.

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Barrier Rainstorm by Brian Denton showing rain on the Thames Barrier in London.

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Picture by Chris Brown showing Scotney Castle in Kent in the early morning mist.

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Picture by Christine Holt shows rain through the window of a bus in Memphis.

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Picture by Dan Portch shows Storm Erik hitting Newhaven.

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Picture by Elena Belozorova shows a fogbow in Croatia.

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Power of Lightning by Elena Salviai taken in Riomaggiore, Italy.

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Above My Expectations by Gareth Mon Jones shows temperature Inversion / Cloud inversion in Snowdonia at dawn.

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Picture by Iain Afshar shows Lenticular cloud formation in the Alps.

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Picture by Jay Birmingham shows a storm in Porthcawl, Wales.

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Apocalyptic by Kevin Juberg. A panoramic view of one of the world's largest haboobs on record in Arizona

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Picture by Lee Acaster beach huts in Southwold, Suffolk, in the snow.

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Flood by Mohammad Moheimani shows a road in northern Iran flooded by water on New Year's Eve.

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 Pouring down by Patrick Hochner. A young maiko protects herself while walking around Miyagawa-Cho, Kyoto,Japan.

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Picture by Peng-Gang Fang shows a stranded ship after a typhoon in Taiwan.

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Air by Steve Baker shows The Beast from the East snow storm taken over Tunbridge Wells taken by a drone.

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Picture by Dennis Oswald shows a huge supercell with frequent cloud to ground lightning moving over farmland of southwestern Oklahoma, USA.

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Cinammon Rolls Cloud by Bingyin Sun showing a windy evening in Iceland.

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Picture by Dennis Oswald shows a huge supercell with frequent cloud to ground lightning moving over farmland of southwestern Oklahoma, USA.

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Fichtelberg by Christoph Schaarschmidt showing winter on the Fichtelberg mountain in Germany.

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In Slow Dance by Andrei Baskevich showing the northern lights.

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