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  1. Wow wow wow. Everything thrown in tonight. Extremely close cg's, marble sized hail, flash flooding, strong winds.. What a night! Just the one pic for now, it's late!
  2. Back end of the storm off the Kent coast
  3. If only if was still night time, those along the Kent coast would be getting an incredible light show out to sea! I can actually hear deep distant rumbles from the big storm out in the channel
  4. A little disappointed with lack of early morning activity, though there's still chance over the next few hours across the far southeast. This is my view out the window this morning
  5. ESTOFEX forecast: A level 2 was issued for eastern England, northern France into Benelux and northern and central Germany mainly for severe wind gusts and large hail and to a lesser extent excessive precipitation. England, northern France, Benelux, northern and central Germany into the Czech Republic Plume of warm and unstable air masses spreads eastwards on Thursday. Axis of this warm air is expected over The Channel in the morning and noon hours. Strong warm air advection could result in clusters of storms forming early in the period spreading eastward along the warm front. Weak surface-based CAPE limits the severe potential of these storms, but they could be maintained due to frontogenetical forcing on their way to the Benelux countries and north-western Germany. If these storms manage to root the boundary-layer, favourably curved hodographs indicate a risk of supercells, capable of producing large hail and severe wind gusts. In the afternoon, some storms are possible further south-east over the mountains of central or southern Germany as well as the Czech Republic. Vertical wind shear is weak to moderate, allowing for multicells that can merge to clusters and travel eastward. Large hail is possible, as well as severe wind gusts and excessive rain. Weak low-level convergence may limit storm initiation, though. Later in the period, approaching short-wave trough from the west is expected. With evolving southerly low-level flow, warm air advection along the edges of the warm plume increases especially over northern France and the south-eastern UK. Latest models agree in strong moisture increase below the EML along the warm front and moderate to high CAPE is forecast. Additionally, long hodographs with deep-layer shear around 20 m/s and 0-3km shear around 15 m/s will support well-developed multicells or supercells. Current thinking is that storms form in the afternoon and evening across England and northern France, quickly spreading into the North Sea and the Benelux countries. First storms may be capable of producing large or very large hail. Given strong 0-3 km vertical wind shear, bow echoes may form later on with severe wind gusts the main threat. Additionally, excessive rain and tornadoes are not ruled out. Storms will continue to move eastwards into Germany in the evening hours and can also affect the Czech Republic overnight when severe potential gradually decreases as storms become elevated.
  6. Here: . ENH/SLGT risks have been issued for SE UK, Benelux into W Germany with threat for isolated large hail, severe winds and torrential rainfall. Models are again overdoing near-surface dewpoints but strong insolation should still easily result in strong instability in the afternoon, MLCAPE likely in excess of 2000 J/kg. Placed under moderate shear, favorable conditions are in place for organized storms, including supercells. Strong cap should limit storm initiation until quite late in the afternoon but once the forcing increases and capping weakens, at least some isolated storms can be expected across S-SE England as well as far NE France into Belgium and S Netherlands. Main threats will be large hail and severe winds. Some clustering can be expected towards the evening when storms continue into W Germany.
  7. If we're lucky we may get our own storms to view towards the end of next week
  8. Another view of the funnel in Kent today
  9. Just saw the most amazing crawler on this cam, absolutely stunning!
  10. Another one here, some nice bolts on both https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/espana/islas-baleares/formentera/la-savina.html
  11. Some nice convective cloudscapes on show today. Some minor surface flooding in a couple areas around here. Saw a number of funnel like features which dissipated into nothing, but I have found a funnel cloud report from Kent, towards Dover this afteroon: And another funnel report: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/dover/news/dramatic-sight-of-funnel-cloud-128114/
  12. Seeing some great lightning on this cam currently! Thanks for the link =)
  13. Another nice one here: https://www.skylinewebcams.com/en/webcam/italia/lombardia/milano/skyline-milano-city-life.html Arome had some very heavy rain and possible storms across the southeast on the past two runs; good luck all for tomorrow!