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    Peterborough, UK
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    Photography, weather, astronomy, moths, fish keeping
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    Lightning, Snow and photographically interesting weather

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  1. As we have been having some significant wet weather in the area, I discovered my VP2+ (old style no spikes) rain gauge had become blocked, and while surrounding stations were recording 50-100mm nearby I managed about 2 - the rain gauge cone however was pretty much filled - 18mm from the top. Anyone know how to approximate a rainfall reading from that - as despite best efforts to unblock the gauge slowly it cleared and the flow was too fast for the system to record properly. It managed 135+ double tips, but was being held in place by the flow from the cone at times.
  2. I would guess there was damage to the underground cables - all was ok when ground was dry - now its had some heavy rain, it's got down to where the damage was and caused a short circuit - causing the moisture to turn to steam as it heats - if if happens quickly enough it then causes the cable to fail. It's quite an experience when it happens nearby - ground shaking. We had a problem here in the 90s after cable tv was installed and they damaged the power cables, nothing happened until it rained then smoke / flames and ground shaking happened several times - and continued happening each time it rained until the length of damaged cable was replace.
  3. Looking at the radar - looks like the winds are changing more easterly - as the showers that were hitting Peterborough from the Wash are now going to our north
  4. Just put the bins out in Central Peterborough, and there is about 1.5 inches on the ground and snowing heavily. Looks like the potent shower in the Wash that was heading this way has weakened slightly - still tonights fall is about the most we've had here all winter.
  5. I thought I saw some flashes to the south of Peterborough a few minutes ago as well
  6. All lightning stopped suddenly about 10 mins ago, so unfortunately lightningmaps is working ok
  7. A couple of flashes with thunder in Peterborough in last few minutes
  8. Just had a Heavy hail shower in Peterborough - everywhere gone white for a while, temperature dropped from 6.6C to 4.6C during the shower
  9. Finally got some flakes in central Peterborough - although temperature and dew point have been rising since dusk here. It was 0.5c dew point -1.8c now 1.7c and DP -1.2c
  10. Snowing again in central Peterborough - only lightly at the moment, but snow from outset, Temp 2.1c (dropping) Dewpoint -1.4c (rising)
  11. After the initial heavy snow in Peterborough, which gave about 1.5cm accumulation in a short time, as it became lighter, the snow turned to wet snow. then sleet and finally rain, most of the snow has now been washed away. Temps had got down to about 0.4 and dew point to -1.4, but have since risen to 3.4c and DP 1.6c and both still rising.
  12. Heavy snow - large flakes now falling in central Peterborough, and its settling on all surfaces temps 1.3c and dew point -0.9c, before it started to snow temps were +2.2c and dew point was +0.4
  13. Snow falling now, temps still dropping 1.3c and dew point -0.8c
  14. Sleet now in central Peterborough, temps dropped to 2.4c and dew point now 0.1c
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