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  1. Several rumbles of thunder here and sky as black as night.
  2. No thunder and lightning yesterday evening where I was staying in The Lakes, but some heavy convective showers early to mid evening time. There looked to be decent potential earlier in the day, but we were just to far South of the main action in the end. Looks like it could be a while until the next chance of storms. However, some decent weather from Tuesday onwards and thankfully not too hot.
  3. In Borrowdale, Lake District for an overnighter atm. Sunny intervals, really warm and muggy right now. Some clouds just starting to descend below summit of Skiddaw as cold front approaches. Hopeful for storm chances this evening.
  4. Interesting that the metoffice text forecast for the West Mids mentions thunderstorms overnight. Our precipitation will be moving up from that region, but no mention of thunder for the Northwest, just heavy rain. Does this mean the electrical activity is expected to die off once the rain reaches our region? Just seems a bit odd. Metoffice video forecast shows some very intense returns reaching the region.
  5. It does rather feel like the storm potential has drained away from here for this week now, which was looking good 2-3 days ago. I was hopeful for today this morning. We have had a couple of moderate to heavy showers an hour or so ago but no lightning/thunder. I can see us getting copious amounts of rain overnight, but can't see any storms this far West. Metoffice seem to conclude this based on the warnings.
  6. Yeah, not expecting anything significant tonight, but may provide a good light show at least. I think daytime today provides our strongest chance of a direct hit.
  7. We were just too far South last night. However, sun is bursting through here now and feels really muggy. Feels ripe for development of storms today.
  8. I'm not expecting much to avoid disappointment, but from all the information I've se No worries. Yes, you are right about the separate warning, but I assumed the warning for tonight was just merged into the one for tomorrow given the delayed start so just one single warning now. No guarantees of course. However, from all the information I've seen today, looks like the ingredients are there for elevated storms late evening through to the early hours. We will see.
  9. This was just to alter the start time. Warning still there, but starts at midnight.
  10. It will be a night to sleep with the windows wide open, that's for sure. Going to be a muggy one. Knowing my luck, we will get a storm and I'll end up sleeping through it!
  11. Looks like the region is in the sweet spot for storm potential this evening and overnight. Been a few years since we last had a decent overnight storm here, the last decent one being 3 or 4 years ago from memory.
  12. Not a bad little storm just moved through here. Decent amount of lightning and thunder. Best for a good while around here.
  13. Amazing hail storm here, thick covering on all surfaces. Lightning and thunder thrown in as well.
  14. Seriously windy in the night here with some vicious gusts though doesn't seem to have done any major damage, just rearranged the garden furniture a bit. Don't mind a bit of stormy/windy weather. Provides some weather interest.
  15. Just been out and about and was very raw with heavy sleet.
  16. About one page of posts in mod thread since last night probably tells you all you need to know regarding cold and snow prospects without checking the charts. Worth a check just in case though.....
  17. I'd expect it to be hot where you are given you are in Dalton-in-Furnace! Ok, I'll get me coat....
  18. Another beautiful morning here. Crisp, cold and sunny to start. Shame things are going to warm up this week. Plenty of winter still to go though and hopefully some more decent chances of snow.
  19. Not even being treated to a spell of snizzle!? You've been short-changed!
  20. This is about as good a it gets tomorrow for snow chances on Euro 4. Hill tops only in this region.
  21. Looks like potential snow chances tomorrow have become more and more watered down at low levels (no pun intended!) Looks like turning a little milder into next week so I presume thats it for snow chances for a few days at least. Looking like a severe frost likely tonight. -10c possible according to metoffice.
  22. It is only the very start of Feb and some people in the mod thread are writing winter off based on a couple of model runs! Why do some people take every model run as gospel!?
  23. Just looked out and must of caught a snow flurry or two as there is a very light fresh dusting of snow.
  24. Not strictly correct as winter tyres are better in plain cold and wet conditions, not just snow, and I believe are superior to summer tyres in temps of 7c or less. Therefore, they are generally better than summer tyres throughout winter, on balance, way more than just a couple of days. Of course, the problem is that fitting winter tyres can give people false confidence to think they can continue to drive as normal. You still need to drive to the conditions, even in winter tyres.
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