Stunning photos depicting weather from around the globe have been plucked from Weather Photographer of the Year 2016, giving the public the chance to vote for their favourite shots.

© Graham Newman/RMet-RPS Weather Photographer of the Year 2016

More than 800 images were submitted to the 2016 Weather Photographer of the Year, a contest organised by the Royal Meteorological Society and the Royal Photographic Society (RPS).

The shortlisted images show extreme weather such as lightning, plus the impact of weather on humans, cities and the natural landscape.

Tomasz Janicki - First Light.web© Tomasz Janicki/RMet-RPS Weather Photographer of the Year 2016

Judges included BBC weatherman Peter Gibbs who said: ‘The pictures take us on a world tour of stunning weather phenomena, from supercell thunderstorms in the US Midwest to Antarctic diamond dust via a mist-shrouded Welsh hillside.

‘It’ll be fascinating to see which photograph most catches the public imagination.’

Tim Moxon - Tornado On Show 2016.web© Tim Moxon/RMet-RPS Weather Photographer of the Year 2016

Fellow judge, Royal Meteorological Society chief executive Liz Bentley, said: ‘We are delighted to be working with the Royal Photographic Society to find the Weather Photographer of the Year.

‘This collection of amazing images provides a unique opportunity to view the beauty and occasionally the power of the weather.’

The overall winners will be announced at the Amateur Meteorologists’ Conference in Reading, Berkshire, on 10 September.

The Weather Photographer of the Year exhibition will tour the UK later this year and in 2017.

The judging panel included renowned photographer Tim Rudman, and RPS director general Michael Pritchard.

To view the shortlisted images, and to cast your vote, visit https://www.weather-photo.org/events/weather-photographer-year/

Mono Lake Storm© Paul Andrew/RMet-RPS Weather Photographer of the Year 2016

Mat Robinson - Mamazing.web© Mat Robinson/RMet-RPS Weather Photographer of the Year 2016

20140607CC03© Camelia Czuchnicki/RMet-RPS Weather Photographer of the Year 2016

Ben Cherry - Sprite Lightning.web© Ben Cherry/RMet-RPS Weather Photographer of the Year 2016

Mat Robinson - Snowbow.web© Mat Robinson/RMet-RPS Weather Photographer of the Year 2016

Stephen Lansdell - Mama Factory.web© Stephen Lansdell/RMet-RPS Weather Photographer of the Year 2016

Andrew Bailey - Freezing Fog and Hoar Frost.web© Andrew Bailey//RMet-RPS Weather Photographer of the Year 2016