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Monday at 11:55
October 5, 2019
August 4, 2019
See all updates by William Grimsley
Oh all these reports of severe thunderstorms! Why not here!? Storm shield activated! Conditions were so favourable last night, too!
Ah, so now we're saying we need a cap first to get thunderstorms? Wha?
No no. You had more forcing, but, less CAPE and lift. Storms were still possible, as parts of Wales proved. Further East had a cap, allowing CAPE to build up. That cap needed to break to unleash that energy, which it did. If it hadn't, the lightning map would have been quiet in the South.
Ah I see, so less forcing and more CAPE + LI?