An area of low pressure combined with high temperatures and high humidity was maintained over Central Europe. Still, with almost no wind shear, it supported intense, isolated stationary storms in the afternoon.
They started to form a short distance behind Vrchlabí where the photographer lives. The situation was not dramatic, rather the shooting of precipitation was pleasant relaxation interspersed with occasional lightning.
The peaceful atmosphere was disturbed only by the police SUV, which rushed around to intervene and perfectly complemented the composition of the shot. The photo was taken on July 29, 2019, near Vrchlabí.