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About wimblettben

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    I am interested in the weather and find the wind and thunderstorms my main interest. I also find temperature and the way in which heat is transfered quite interesting. I was also diagnosed with High-end functioning Autism back in 2010.
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    Stormy autumn, hot and sunny summer and thunderstorms all year round.

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  1. I don't think it matters. All heat lightning is is lightning which is too far away for the thunder to be heard, but because its nighttime its darker so therefore can be seen much further away then during the daytime. Basically, as long as there is some kind of storm nearby at night, then you will see the lightning, just won't hear the thunder.
  2. Mostly cloudy this morning and cold, my parents had to put the fire on actually. With a northeasterly breeze which gusted to 18mph in the early hours, it was quite breezy as well. Also I was up till 3:00AM last night looking at distant heat lightning to the south which apparently was coming from storms around Bournemouth area and places like that. Too far away though to hear any thunder.
  3. Was up till 3:00AM last night looking at heat lightning in the distance to the south. Judging by peoples posts on here from last night, I can't believe I was seeing lightning from storms at the coast as some of it was quite bright. Very odd!
  4. Had about four rumbles of thunder here this evening with one intra-cloud lightning strike I saw in light to moderate showers. Cloudy with clear intervals and possible future showers by the looks of it currently.
  5. Just had two fairly close rumbles of thunder here under light to moderate showers. I saw the lightning to the second rumble of thunder which came from a shower to the west which looked intra-cloud. Thing is there hasn't been anymore for a while now so a lot of these clouds must not be well formed enough to produce actual thunderstorms, just enough to produce the odd rumble of thunder.
  6. Looks like some people have had some rumbles of thunder now, wonder if anything will occur here again like it did yesterday evening. There are definitely some cumulonimbus clouds about here, but whether they are well formed enough to produce lightning is yet to be seen.
  7. Had a load of hot air balloons come down and fly over the area this morning.

    1. Styx


      ..always a great sight

  8. Just had a light to moderate shower come through here but its quite cloudy in general. Not sure if thundery activity is suppose to be more limited today compared to yesterday, but there are definitely some clouds trying to reach a high altitude.
  9. It was sunny earlier but cloud has come in now along with a northerly breeze. Had a surprise visit from a load of hot air balloons this morning with a few very low and coming over the garden. Must have been some event going on somewhere, my parents recorded some of them coming over.
  10. Thats got to be the cause of the dim flashes I saw to my southeast while out looking at the stars a little drunk then.
  11. While out looking at the stars and a little drunk, I saw a few dim flashes to my southeast so there must still be lightning going on somewhere. Heat lightning I think its called, where the storm is too far away for any thunder to be heard but lightning can still be seen for hundreds of miles as its clear and darker than daytime.
  12. Just had a heavy shower and some thunder and lightning here, looked like it was all intra-cloud with rumbles of thunder. Looks like I missed half of it though as i was inside having dinner when it was moving in from the northeast.
  13. Yes had some here as well! Was eating dinner with my parents and they said was that thunder? So I wen't to open the back door and that confirmed it. I'm a bit annoyed that I wasn't outside earlier because if you say you had thunder and lightning then I would probably have seen it coming from the distance.
  14. Well after a max gust of 34mph last night its now calmer though still breezy with 18mph gusts and sunny intervals.
  15. Highest gust it reached here overnight was 34mph which is BFT Force 7 Near gale. I saw it hit 30mph twice when I was outside in the garden when it was pretty gusty. Looks like there were gale force gusts across the southwest last night but I don't think any were around here as there probably would have been more tree damage. Must have been more intense to the east as Heathrow hit 63mph which is a Storm force gust.