Tameside hit by thundersnow

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Tameside and Greater manchester has recently been hit by storms of thundersnow a combination of thunderstorms and downpours of snow.



Thundersnow storms with snow rather than rain have been prevalent over the last few days with thunder, lightning and blasts of icy winds creating bleak and treacherous travel conditions.

Thundersnow, which forms in wintry conditions causing heavy downpours of snow, is a rare phenomena that can only occur in the winter. It happens when warm air under cold air wants to rise, conditions that are much more common in summer.

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