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  1. What a fun week this has been so far, especially yesterday and last night. Started with some real heavy downpours during yesterday Morning with some awesome cloud structures and rotation, looked as though a small funnel was trying to develop but never quite got there. The Afternoon became quiet for a time but still with some great looking cumulus which I could tell even at that point there was really strong shear, it wasn't long before the next wave of showers came in. This wave started around 5pm. I was watching this shower developing and getting stronger and stronger to my South approaching directly overhead. From where I was looking it went visible to no visibility as I could rain had turned torrential getting very close. This shower I got a couple of photos and footage of because it was such a beautiful shower despite no lightning at this point. The winds became very strong and was blowing from directions and I experienced some of the heaviest rain I've seen, including an incredible Rainbow right in front of my eyes. Im pretty confident it was a micro burst.

    After this it went quite for a few hours before yet another line of showers which some turned in storms edging closer and closer, North West of the island had a fair few decent strikes but was out of my view. It looked this lot wasn't gonna quite do it for my part, was about to go to bed until I heard a big crack of Thunder, went to look and seen another 3 close strikes 2 CG 1 CC with loud Thunder.

    EDIT: Crazy crazy showers here right we just had a proper decent little storm, 5/6 flashed with lots of loud rumbles! Just had some mad Hail too

    These photos and videos are from the Evening shower. ( Excuse the talking) 



  2. Good Afternoon

    Weather observations since yesterdays report: Some Sunny spells for a time during yesterday Afternoon, but cloud soon came back in and was thick enough to give the odd light shower at times during late Afternoon and early Evening. As we moved in dark, most of the cloud broke up to allow some clearer skies for a time. This didn't last as more thicker cloud moved in with a front, this gave some more showery rain at times by the early hours. This Morning started mostly cloudy with the odd shower still but this quick cleared and some sunny spells developed again. By mid Morning it was quite nice which lasted through the Afternoonn, though has been quite a blustery day too. Went to Priory Bay which is near Bembridge on the far East Coast of the Island, it was absolutely lush round there, with a big wall of trees and woodland behind the Beach blocked the wind.

    Current: Back home in Sandown now and its sunny with some patch high cloud and cumulus at times, still quite blustery though here.

    Temperature's: Currently 19.8'c       Yesterday's High: 24.1'c      Today's High: 20.6'c     Overnight Low: 16.8'c

    Humidity: 66%    High Humidity: 96%         Low Humidity: 60%

    Rainfall: 0.51mm

    Winds: WSW 17mph   Gusting at: 27mph        Highest Gust: 32mph      Dominant Direction: WSW

    A couple of Images from Bembridge and Priory, mainly for waves




  3. Good Afternoon

    Weather Observations since my last report: Well I can't remember what it did the night before last as I fell asleep 😴. Anyway, woke up yesterday to mostly cloud skies with the odd brighter interval. As the day went on the cloud became thicker, though it did feel warm and humid! By mid to late Afternoon the cloud became thick enough to give a few showers as a line moved up from the South West the spots were very big as well. To be honest I was very surprised we even got any precipitation yesterday as it really wasn't expected for our area! There were some cool looking structures as the line of showers approached with some cool Alto-cumulus which I have a photo of. The cloud bases were very high and most of the rain evaporated before it even reached the ground. This cleared through to the leave a dry and fairly warm Evening with very light winds. Skies became clearer for a time before the cloud thickened up and moved back in during the Night.

    Today and Current: A very cloudy start to the day but quite a humid feel again, a little clear slot I could see moving in on sat24 has just come over us so we have a brief spell of some blue sky and sunshine, there is some mid level convection though.

    Weather data: 

    Temperature:  Current: 23.3'c         Yesterday's High: 21.2'c    Overnight Low Last night: 15.5'c

    Humidity: 64%      Yesterday's High Humidity: 93%     Yesterday's Low Humidity: 70%

    Rainfall since my last report: 0.02mm

    Wind: WSW 7.4mph  Gusting at 12.8mph         Highest Gust Yesterday: 12.8mph       Dominant direction: SE

    First photo is from yesterday Afternoon as the showers were arriving, other 2 are current, apologies for the angle on the the last one.




  4. Been slacking with the old reports due to a lot of work. Anyways im back to it.

    Weather Observations Today: A very warm day with plenty of sunshine though there was some cloud at times. Winds have also been very light today which helped with the temperatures. Winds picked up a touch as we got towards the Evening but it still felt really pleasant.

    Current: Mostly clear with the odd patchy cloud every now and then. Light breeze and feeling on the warm side still.

    Temperature: 18.3'c      Today's High: 25.5'c     Overnight Low: 16.3'c

    Humidity: 75%        High:  91%         Low: 53%

    Rainfall: 0.0mm

    Wind: 4mph    Highest Gust: 15mph

  5. Wowww yess I have well and truly had my storm fix! And so many others too! 

    We set out around 9:45ish, drove down to Steep hill cove which is in Ventnor just South of the Island. Got on to the beach and could already see the distant Lightning from the developing storms South of the Channel. Most of it was intra cloud and also the odd Positive CG was starting to pop as they were getting nearer. By the time the cells were about 40/50 miles South of the Island, new areas of cells were blowing up quick. We then drove right back through to Brading Downs, to get a view across Sandown bay and towards Ventnor. By this point the Lightning was getting very close and very frequent and from that point the Lightning was dancing around all over the place. The first wave of storms were very dry and barely any rain fell, but then the 2nd wave we drove to Ryde Pier Head North East of the Island to get a view of the back edge of the 1st wave but also keeping an eye on the 2nd wave behind us.

    At this time, the Lightning was looking so cool, so make out more CGS which most were Positive, extremely bright! Also Anvil Crawlers, spidery looking Lightning. Then the 2nd wave arrived which had a lot more rain with it along with very frequent Lightning as well! We then started to drive towards Culver down and drove through some incredibly torrential Rain along with some Hail mixed in!! Once we arrived to Culver the 2nd wave cleared through and then that was it for us, but we enjoyed the Lightning show as it moved further away to the North! 

  6. 16 minutes ago, northwestsnow said:

    I salute your dedication!!

    unfortunately as im type 2 diabetic and have to get up at 5am i cant apply the same dedication...:-)

    Thanks mate 🙂

    Sorry to hear that, I can understand that is a tricky one especially when you have to up early anyway 😞 

    Still not a cloud in the sky here, definitely has warmed up even more though, still very early times!





  7. 8 minutes ago, northwestsnow said:

    I agree, trouble is , the action in this neck of the woods looks literally to be 2am onwards, im afraid i will be in bed , thats the only thing annoying me .

    I understand that one, the early hour scenarios can be a drag but as soon I see any distant lightning or hear any decent thunder I generally can never rest properly even if they are miles away and won't arrive till another couple of hours or something haha. I would then just stay up all night but that's just me 😂

  8. Certainly have a lot of interest going on Tuesday, managed to book it off work so will probably mean it wont happen now as thats just my luck 

    Anyways on a serious note, Elevated showers or storms I reckon would start firing early Evening South of the Channel and then further more to develop Mid channel giving a good chance anywhere along the South and West. Then the risk moving further East as the Night goes on, that's the vibe i'm getting with these current charts.

    Fingers crossed 

  9. Good Morning

    Observations since my last report Yesterday Evening: The rest of the Evening actually became completely clear, this only lasted up until after Midnight as cloud developed rather quickly and by the end of the Night it was full cloud cover. This Morning continued cloudy and it has a cooler feel as well.

    Current: It is still cloudy out there, definitely the cloudiest start I have seen for quite a while now, there is a little hint of brightness though starting.

    Temperatures: 16.2'c     Overnight Low: 13.7'c at 02:55am      Yesterdays High: 22.5'c at 17:55pm

    Humidity: 68%     Overall High: 91% at 03:32am     Overall Low: 59% at 17:55pm

    Winds: Easterly 6mph     Gusting: 11mph           Highest Gust: 16mph at 11:56am   Average Direction: Easterly

    Rainfall: 0.0mm


  10. Evening all

    Observations since this Mornings report: Most of this Mornings cloud mostly cleared to allow another lovely afternoon with some warm sunshine but a touch cooler than recent days. There has been periods of cloud still in the form of Cumulus, Stratocumulus and Altocumulus. Towards the latter part of the Afternoon the wind picked up a touch along with some more cumulus trying to develop.

    Current: Mostly sunny with some cloud at times still, I can see some cool looking cumulus to my North but looks like it will flatten out again in to stratocumulus.

    Temperatures: 21.6'c     Today's High: 22.5'c at 17:55pm

    Humidity: 62%   Today's High: 75% at 10:00am   Today's Low: 59% at 17:55pm

    Winds: East South East 2mph    Gusting: 4mph   Today's highest Gust: 16mph at 11:56am

    Rainfall: 0.0mm



  11. Good Morning

    Observations since my last report: The rest of yesterday remained sunny with just some patchy cloud at times, it did feel rather warm again as well especially with there not being as much wind compared to recent Afternoons. Into the Evening and Overnight it remained fine and dry, though more cloud developed through the night and by the end it was mostly cloudy with some patchy clear skies.

    Current: Well the cloud broke up for a time but its clouded over mostly again, mostly Cumulus, Altocumulus and some Stratus. Looking to my North and North North West the cumulus look almost deep enough to produce a light shower but nothing as yet. It certainly feels a bit fresher than recent Mornings but still feels pleasant.

    Temperatures: 20.0'c   Overnight Low: 15.4'c at 04:13am    Yesterdays High: 25.4'c at 17:21pm

    Humidity: 70%    Low Humidity: 42% at 17:21pm    High Humidity: 91% at 04:21am

    Wind: South East 7mph,   Gusting: 12mph.   Yesterdays High Gust: 14mph at 10:04am.    Average Direction: North North East

    Rainfall: 0.0mm




  12. Good Morning

    Observations since my last report: Rest of yesterday Afternoon remained dry with good sunny spells and some patchy cloud, it did turn very warm as well towards the end of the Afternoon and early Evening. Overnight remained dry with a mix of clear spells but some cloudier periods at times.

    Today: Started off fine and bright with some high and middle level cloud, in the form of Cirrus and some Altocumulus. Now it's sunny and feeling warm along with Cirrus and Cumulus. Winds are also light making it feel more warmer in general.

    Weather recordings/Data starts from 10am on each day and starts again 10am the following day

    Temperature: 22.1'c      Overnight Low: 14.5'c at 05:17am    Yesterdays high: 25.7'c at 16:41pm

    Humidity: 53%    Yesterdays high Humidity: 84% at 05:17am     Yesterdays High Humidity: 42% at 18:18pm

    Winds: North North East 5mph, Gusting at 10mph.  Yesterdays Maximum Gust: 27mph at 14:30pm.   Average Direction: Westerly

    Rainfall: 0.0mm


  13. Good Afternoon

    Observations: Overnight became mostly cloudy, there were some really cool cloud structures though just before dark. Felt very humid earlier on in the night, but it became cooler than recent nights towards the end of the night. The Morning started on a mostly cloudy note, but more sunny spells developed as the Morning went on.

    Current: Feeling warm with some good sunny spells, there is a lot of Cumulus, Stratocumulus and Cirrus. Winds fairly light but with the odd moderate gust at times.

    Temperatures: 23.0'c     Overnight Low: 13.8'c at 03:37am    Today's High so far: 23.9'c at 11:23am

    Humidity: 58%      High Humidity: 71%    Low Humidity: 53%

    Wind: West South West 9mph:  Gusting: 20mph .       Highest Gust and average dirtection: 20mph:    Average Direction: Westerly

    Rainfall: 0.0mm




  14. 12 hours ago, MP-R said:

    It was pretty special. Very similar to the ones in the same date that July, but actually a direct hit!

    Fingers crossed going forward. August and September have the potential to be the best months for storms. Indeed August and May are my most thundery months. Sadly the Atlantic takes over too much by September to benefit from humid unstable air masses.

    Yeah I remember they were pretty spectacular! 2014 was genuinely a very good year I thought, I'm pretty sure there were very good storm events in each of May, June, July, August and September that year, even October and November delivered loads of really awesome coastal storms as well that year 🙂


    Anyway its a lovely morning so far, though there is fair amount of cumulus around. I'm still liking the look of the charts for the next few days at least, still looking mostly sunny with just some cloud at times, along with a shower risk further North and East of the Country which wouldn't surprise if some of those showers were on the thundery side, especially Today 🙂 

  15. 52 minutes ago, MP-R said:

    I know what you mean. Maybe something to do with more moisture in the air and higher SSTs - or that could be rubbish. Having said that, 12th August 2012 gave a pretty dry lightning show here, as did the September 2014 storms on the 18th/19th, before the rain set in.

    It might have something to do with that, i'm not to knowledgeable on SSTs to be honest haha. I do remember the September 2014 ones though and know your area and the Bristol got hit nicely, I remember a good friend of mine living in Bristol showing me through Facetime. 

    I still feel something will happen through some point during August or September this year still

  16. This Afternoon has remained sunny and warm with just some patchy cloud of small Cumulus and Alto-cumulus, but a strong wind did pick up during the Afternoon and its blowing a fair bit still. However there is bigger area of of cloud moving in from the West and can see a lot to my North now also.

    Temperature: 20.7'c   Today's High: 23.2'c at 11:25am

    Humidity: 70% which is the current highest Today so far. Low Humidity reached 44% at 12:04pm

    Wind: West South West, 14mph:  Gusting at 26mph.   Highest Gust 29mph with the Average direction remaining West South West

    Rainfall: 0.0mm



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