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  1. Considering its only Winter I haven't done too bad here the last 24hrs for thundery weather. There were a few more faint distant flashes between 4:00pm and 7:00pm with heavy showers and even some small hail.
  2. Saw a few more faint flashes around this evening with showers so have been pretty lucky considering its Winter.
  3. Wales seems to have done better for thunder in the Autumn and Winter months then Spring and Summer as we have just had a light to moderate shower come over with some distant thunder and then one flash and rumble overhead. And I am now almost certain that the ridiculously loud rumble we had last night was also thunder.
  4. Just had a light to moderate shower come through here with a few distant rumbles and then a flash and rumble overhead. We seem to have done better for thunder here in the Autumn and Winter months than Spring and Summer!
  5. Not sure if anyone else heard but earlier there was a loud long rumble here a few hours ago before there was a ridiculously heavy downpour. Not sure if it was thunder or a possible very weak earthquake or possible explosion as it didn't,t sound like normal thunder and I was inside watching TV when it happened. If it was from lightning it must have been a pretty powerful strike to be heard with windows and curtains shut, watching tv with headphones on.
  6. Not sure if anyone else heard but earlier there was a loud long rumble here a few hours ago before there was a ridiculously heavy downpour. Not sure if it was thunder or a possible very weak earthquake or possible explosion as it didn't,t sound like normal thunder and I was inside watching TV when it happened. If it was from lightning it must have been a pretty powerful strike to be heard with windows and curtains shut, watching tv with headphones on.
  7. Managed to go out in yesterdays system to get some wind readings and got 32mph slightly up the large road and hill and then further up had a 40mph gust. Not long after it calmed down so I probably missed the peak of the winds even though they weren't as strong as early Mondays system. Rain was ridiculous though as I got damp even with waterproofs on!
  8. Was up for most of the night watching the wind and it was worth it as it was fun and more enjoyable then normal due to there not being much rain. I saw flashes in three different areas in the distance so unless it was lightning i guess some areas not far from here must have had power problems. I wasn't able to be outside and take readings but I would guess gusts were 25-45mph where we were based on how it looked and sounded, with isolated exposed spots having 45-65mph were power supply problems occurred.
  9. I was up for most of the early hours and at three separate occasions through the night I saw flashes in three different areas in the distance. So unless it was lightning some areas must have had power problems. I enjoyed it quite a lot though as there wasn't much rain with this system like we often get which makes it less enjoyable.
  10. Was expecting it to be stormy out by now but its just breezy. Assuming the storms coming in later then forecast?
  11. I wonder if that wet weather will also have some lightning in them like some of the showers we have had this morning.
  12. Haven't actually done too bad here so far this morning for thunder. Had another moderate to heavy shower around 6:00AM and some overhead flashes of intra-cloud lightning and soft rumbles of thunder.
  13. Had a close rumble of thunder here a few hours ago when a heavy burst of rain came through.
  14. No, we moved to Wales back in November last year. I thought the southwest at the time probably had the storms that the uk had back in the summer and judging by your comment looks like I was right. So far since living here I have to say we have missed pretty much every thundery spell that occurred in the UK. Personally I didn't want to move anyway but as I have to live with my parents due to mental health problems I had no choice, I would have stayed if I was able to.
  15. That must have been what produced a number of deep rumbles of thunder and one distant flash of lightning here yesterday evening then. Amazing to think its the only time we have had nearby thundery activity here for the whole year.
  16. Surprisingly we had a few deep rumbles of thunder yesterday evening and I saw one flash of lightning in the distance. Its the only time we have had thundery weather for the whole year.
  17. Had a few rumbles of thunder here yesterday evening and saw one distant flash of lightning.

    The only time we have had thunder here for the whole year damn it!🤣

    1. Katrine Basso

      Katrine Basso

      It has been quite a while since, I had any thunder and lightning in Thurrock. The best year was last year.

  18. All seems a bit haphazard to me. Were forecasting lightning displays for inland wales and northwestern parts yesterday afternoon, then switched to eastern and southern areas, and now hardly anything and only for northern areas. One of the most quickly changed forecasts i have ever known.
  19. Not what I was expecting either! Just started raining here again this afternoon and its now Tuesday. Guess Wales isn't getting much luck with this settled warm spell, and it does need to dry out for a bit here as everything is completely soaked.
  20. I disagree for the simple fact that 40-50mph winds are known to bring some branches off trees and a few tiles off roofs. Don't know about you but I Wouldn't want to be outside near trees or buildings when thats happening.
  21. Probably Wrong As I tend to find the Arpege model always over predicts the winds compared to the others. Many times in the past the Arpege model would show 70-80mph gusts with the others just 40-60mph and 40-60mph would more often than not be what we got.
  22. Got a max gust of 52.4mph up a nearby hill earlier with one of my handheld anemometers so must have been just 30-40mph lower down where our house is. Dropped down quite a bit recently so unless it picks up again the worst seems to have been between 3:00PM and 6:00PM.
  23. Its already starting to get going here though its just windy with 20mph and possibly 30mph gusts. Fully expecting to beat my highest wind yet here in on one of the hills here near brongest of 46mph.
  24. Big Differences between this and xcweather! Can only see 40-60mph gusts inland on those maps but this one is showing a short period of 60-80mph. Confused.
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