A squall is a sudden, sharp increase in wind speed which is usually associated with active weather, such as rain showers, thunderstorms, or heavy snow. Squalls refer to an increase in the sustained winds over a short time interval, as there may be higher gusts during a squall event. Thank you Goggle.
Except WOW, did we feel that one!
For just over a half an hour things got pretty interesting here.
Gusts to 42 mph (constant 33 mph), from the West i.e. straight onto the stern (the flat broad bum bit) and a sadistic fireman opened his fire hose and poured large-caliber, high velocity, extremely noisy rain onto us.
So, VERY noisy, a bit “rocky”, and shore power went down for a brief period.
The dog freaked out and, shaking like a leaf, decided to share the same armchair as SWMBO.
Heck it almost spilled my coffee as we got slammed against the floating pontoon and that would never do! Eight tonnes of boat don’t exactly bounce quietly even with fenders.
Then, as suddenly as it started, it was gone, so we quickly took the dog for its final pee and low and behold, the stars were out and the river is up by a good foot. Ouch, in less than an hour! Glad we’re safely tied up.