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evening light

By bliba  
We have heavy storms here in the area where I live. Continuous rain - The flood situation is coming to a head .In the night to Sunday there were devastating pictures from the region of the northern edge of the Alps. Civil defence alerts were issued in Kufstein (Tyrol), Hallein (Salzburg) and Steyr (Upper Austria), among others. A flash flood over the Kothbach river swept away everything in the old town of Hallein, but miraculously there are neither injured nor dead.

I took this picture yesterday evening where I live, the storm clouds are getting closer - but very often they stay north-west of the Danube, the river often serves as a weather divide - fortunately for us.
The two bright spots in the lower left dark part of the picture show the Danube . the downpour is also on the northern bank of the Danube.

This morning, the volunteer fire brigade had to go out and pump out cellars and put sandbags on the ground ...... Now the heavy rain has stopped and the situation is easing a little.

stay safe


Tags: Backlit Nature Danube Evening light Landscape and travel Danube valley Clouds and light Clouds and Sky

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18 Jul 2021 4:11PM
Stunning shot Ollie, amazing sky. It is for us to say ‘stay safe’ to you. Wish you all the best, hope the worst passes you by!
Take care
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.9k 2455 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2021 4:32PM
The sky is angry. And our world is far more vulnerable than we like to think.
mac Plus
19 13 Scotland
18 Jul 2021 4:39PM
A very stormy sky, with the rain pouring down. At least a bit of sunshine to brighten the gloom! Hopefully, the worse is past.
18 Jul 2021 4:42PM
Amazing sky - scary what's happening, hope it passes you by
18 Jul 2021 5:39PM
Well done 👏👍
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
18 Jul 2021 7:58PM
Could this be global warming Ollie. Fine image of the conditions.
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 784 England
18 Jul 2021 8:17PM
A stunning shot Ollie.
These events will become more frequent, unfortunately. I wish we could send you some of pur sunshine (that in itself is a rare occurrence coming from the UK...).
Take care Ollie and keep out of harms way.. I hope you are not getting hit as some of the regions in Western Germany are. The image is fantastic.. The sunset colors and the black sky at the same time beautiful and scary. I understand how people in the Middle Ages would dream up bizarre stories of dragons and devils.. :Wink
cooky Plus
17 6 4 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2021 9:41PM
That is a raging sky Ollie and the situation is so dreadful. Glad you are safe and I'm sure you know just what to do to keep you and yours safe.

Take care.

taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
18 Jul 2021 10:23PM
Your story of flooding in your country is poignant-- and I hope it stays on the other side of the Danube-- Well--- I hope it stops raining and the waters go down everywhere!Best wishes to you and your family---be ready IF...........

A remarkable weather image!
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
18 Jul 2021 11:12PM
The climate Gods are getting angrier each year. The whole world is getting a taste of it. You have floods we have fires. Your picture displays the anger really well.
Take care.
19 Jul 2021 1:27AM
If this photo were taken in the American Midwest, Ollie, I would have wondered if that were a tornado in have had colossal storms this week....clearly you are experiencing the effects of climate change...warm air holds more moisture. I hope you were OK.

And this is an amazing photo!!!

19 Jul 2021 6:19AM
quite apocalyptic...hopefully the calamities that hit areas in Germany and Belgium (and Austria!) will not repeat themselves in your locality...
saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
19 Jul 2021 8:22AM
The new reality of a changing climate?
Nigel_NZ 16 26 2 New Zealand
19 Jul 2021 9:47AM
The world weather is changing, a couple of weeks back here in Canterbury NZ we had 400mm in 48hrs, where we would usually only average 360mm for a year, crazy weather.
I hope you and your family and friends are not badly affected by this event
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
19 Jul 2021 2:30PM
Wow !! Magnificent !! An amazing display of the elements...
Excellent and impressive composition, Isabel GrinGrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
19 Jul 2021 3:26PM
It's terrible news about the weather conditions over on the continent and seeing it on TV 😲 Just the opposite here, sunshine all day long with temperatures getting up to 30°C 😎
A very dramatic image, here, Ollie, and the inclusion of the pylon really helps show how immense it is 👍
Take care and stay safe,
Trev 😀
SlowSong Plus
13 9.8k 30 England
19 Jul 2021 4:04PM
We can't fight nature. Magnificent image. I wouldn't want to be under that cloud. Fabulous colours, right up to the indigo.
20 Jul 2021 9:59AM
Wonderfully stormy colours, Ollie.

22 Jul 2021 5:09PM
We had those kind of rains and flooding in 2013 in Southern Alberta …..very scary indeed .
Glad you and your family are alright Oliver …
Cheers Walt

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