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Under this layer, in the mountains, it was relatively cool. Everywhere the sun pierced through, the storms developed quickly. Geographically there was a big contrast in the weather. As the relatively small amount of wind hardly stirred the air, it was possible to have cunimbs which, within the space of a few hours, dropped the equivalent of a whole months rain whilst, a few kilometres away, nothing fell. And yes, according to certain specialists, we probably owe the temperatures and the lack of flyable days, in part at least, to global warming. The exceptional quantity of rain from storms will become even more clearly linked to this.

In this animation of the month of May 2018, you can see the chaotic situation over the Alps and the Pyrenees, as well as the development of storm cells.

Despite the problems with over development, there were flyable gaps, particularly in the east: shown here a triangle of nearly 258 km flown by Johannes Baumgarten, on an Ozone Enzo 3, on the 26th of May 2018.

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Another view of the situation at the end of May: weak flows and still very hot in the east.

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