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  1. Dull grey sky, 17C and a chilly breeze, the cherry on the cake of a crap summer bar the odd few days here and there. Our climate sucks doesn't it?!
  2. Most notable thing for me with last night's storms was how loud the thunder was. Usually with elevated storms the thunder is quiet but had some real loud deep booming rumbles overnight, best I've heard in a long time.
  3. Just back from the waterfront in Southampton, some stunning lightning both CGs and crawlers across the sky, although not as frequent as other events. Thunder still rumbling away occasionally. Certainly no bust here!
  4. Hmm I'm getting seriously tempted to drive 'home' to Southampton this evening given what looks like a decent forecast, but I'm scarred from so many failed plumes in the past. Can see it already, a big wet mess with little electrical activity for most of the south coast with lightning restricted to East Sussex/Kent coastal areas as the night goes on. I daren't get my hopes up!
  5. Been out chasing all afternoon, what a fantastic day for storms, great to see so many have had their fix today! In Cambridgeshire I got caught in some torrential rain accompanied with pretty large hail which turned the roads to rivers, was a bit hairy for a time. Had loads of thunder and lightning and some lovely cloud structure as I drove back towards Northants with the cell near Thrapston going bonkers for a time. Did a quick time lapse of some rotation just to the south of Cambridge.
  6. No work today and looks like I'm well positioned here, so definitely looking to head out chasing this afternoon. Probably head a little SE of here and see what develops. Hopefully an exciting day in store for many!
  7. If it's any consolation there was naff all in Wellingborough over the weekend either!
  8. I used to live just round the corner from there, had no idea there was a webcam. Town Quay (bit on the left) is great for watching storms roll in. Thanks for the link.
  9. Been very disappointing, I was expecting much better considering the charts we were seeing at the back end of last week but it's been a big let down. Had a light dusting overnight which is now all gone and then barely anything through today. Now looking dry for the foreseeable. At least it's not raining I suppose.
  10. Yes, would love to live in America and have proper heat and storms in summer, with decent snowfalls most winters. This has probably been the most pathetic 'cold' spell I can remember, at least for the south of the country. Barely even a frost here let alone a flake of snow. Just damp, dreary and muddy.
  11. Very dark skies moving in from the SW here, hoping for one last hurrah if it doesn't all fizzle out.
  12. Thunder and lightning here, but out of a sleight grey sky which is quite bizarre.
  13. Disappointingly cool here too with a fresh breeze, although the cloud is now beginning to burn away so hopefully temp will start to rise. Looks like western areas are best placed for storms again this coming week, seems to be a theme this year.
  14. No storms here yesterday but in the evening got an amazing fiery looking rainbow.
  15. Nice cloudscape to the south Had a half decent storm earlier this afternoon with some nice rumbles although only one flash seen.
  16. Well I drove up to the Wisbech and Kings Lynn area and found a fantastic spot to watch the storms come over. Just about saw one bolt of lightning and got a few rumbles of thunder and then it all just fizzled out before even reaching me, very frustrating. Did have some nice cloudscapes and a few torrential downpours though and with the high humidity it really did feel Florida-esque.
  17. Very warm and humid here, feels ripe for a storm but suspect this will be the breeding ground. Thinking of heading out towards Lincolnshire / The Wash area later as there's certainly potential for some good storms today.
  18. Was out chasing most of yesterday afternoon/evening initially focusing on the storm around Leicester but it was decaying by the time I caught up with it. After a few frustrating hours of popcorn storms building then dying I eventually managed to get under the storm over Lutterworth and saw some fantastic overhead lightning. Will try and upload video later in the week but will be busy chasing again today. Really enjoying all the pics and videos in this thread, what a week it's been so far for some parts! Good luck today all.
  19. Seriously tempted to get out and chase somewhere towards the nw midlands but it feels a bit like pin the tail on the donkey in regards to where best to go! Next couple of days are looking a bit more promising for round these parts at least.
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