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  1. Well it was forecast, but still a shock to the system, arrived back in Scarborough this afternoon to a downpour and an icy northerly near gale. At home now, woodburner lit, and a couple of power dips which indicates some trees down round about.

  2. mike57

    Storm Callum - Atlantic Storm 3

    Just noted that metoffice warning has gone to amber for rain. The setup is very similar to November 2009 during the Cumbria floods
  3. Very heavy rain here and has been since I got home at about 5.30pm, looking at the radar the heaviest rain seems to be in a fairly narrow band. Mrs said it has been raining hard since about 2.30pm, there was some surface water flooding coming home. Yesterday a tree blew down blocking the main village street. Wanted to go down and get a picture but too wet. As I have been typing this it's gone from heavy to torrential.
  4. Absolutely chucking it down here (Yorkshire Coast), a bit unexpected, shower were forecast, but rain was torrential for about 10 mins

  5. Polka dot rain and, I think, a distant rumble of thunder near Malton at  lunchtime

  6. mike57

    Make us laugh

    A true one this, a few years ago, and no names, not even first names to protect the guilty... One of the ladies in the office where I was working came in on the Monday morning sporting a very spikey very short haircut which to be honest was totally unflattering, where as on the Friday she had a pony tail down her back. She asked the 'Do you like my new hair cut?' question. I just pretended I was struggling with a particularly difficult programming problem, as did a couple of my colleagues. One replied with an obviously fake 'It looks nice' whilst growing an imaginary Pinocchio nose, but the best reply came from oldest person in the office, he was well over 70 at the time, who was renowned for his outspoken views on many issues and was totally politically incorrect. "M'dear (He addressed all women as M'dear, irrespective of age, race or colour...), the last time I saw hair that short on a woman I was NOT looking at her head" We all creased up and tried to stifle laughs, she of spikey haircut thought for a few seconds, and then flounced out of the office.
  7. First 'proper' rain since May, steady for most of the day. Had a few downpours during the last 8 weeks or so, but steady rain soaks in. Also much cooler which means the Mike57 household is much happier

  8. I think pressure fluctuations during severe storms are to be expected, after all the gusty winds require a pressure differential to drive them, with wind flowing into the low pressure area. We are now under an amber Metoffice warning in common with the rest of the east coast.
  9. Its now '10.30 pm dark', fairly continuous thunder, quite a few flashes, and gusty winds, but still very little rain, just been out to the shed and the ground is hardly wet. Then as I am typing heavens have just opened... Trying to work out which way winds are are going, clouds moving West to East as is ground level, but storms appear to be moving South to North. So much for see lunar eclipse...
  10. Getting up to Bempton now, very dark, lights on indoors, windy, thunder and lightning, but not much rain yet
  11. Yes a couple of definite rumbles now, and some 'polka dot rain, huge spots that don't overlap, seems to have come out of no where
  12. Sat at home in Bempton and just heard a couple of rumbles that sounded like thunder, checked the radar and the nearest is I would have thought too far away to hear.
  13. Just got back from Scarborough, it's 29 at home which is about the hottest since we've lived at Bempton, usually on the coast it's a bit cooler. We had the thrips Sunday, we seem to get them for a day or two every year. Storm over York this morning were impressive according to my wife who was in York this morning. Trains through York were badly disrupted due to lightning strikes. Hoping for some good storms tonight and cooler tomorrow.
  14. Was rumbling and the odd flash of lightning at home from about 5am, looks like there will be some big storms this afternoon on the east coast. Haven't seen 'severe thunderstorms' on the storm forecast over our location for a long time. In Malton now and it's rumbling around here as well.
  15. Just started pouring here, real cloudburst for a few minutes, a few flashes of lightning and thunder has been rumbling for the last hour. Wife got this picture.