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  1. Is it me, or is this hurricane being unusually long lived, even for one that hasn't made much landfall?
  2. Lol, yeah, it wasn't super exciting- very low stormy clouds moving at speed, and constant heavy rain pretty much. It's rained most of the day here, just varying in intensity as bands of precipitation swirled round with the low.
  3. Well, after only a couple of hours of sleep, and a four mile round walk in this heat to pop into work, I've been flagging all day. Managed to upload the one video ( I need to see if the second is worth the bother) but my pics and vidz aren't very good quality ( old mobile phone camera) The main interest on this clip is the strength of the gust front, which was so strong that it was blowing the torrential rain up and over the green dome of the local church- it really did look more like fast moving smoke! Hopefully you can just about make it out- it really reminded me of hurricane footage when they're close to the eye. I've also not seen that amount of rain falling at that rate before in this location, which caused short term localised flooding at the bottom of our road, but that rain and wind intensity probably lasted no more than 5 minutes.
  4. Still going in Brum. This second wave is lasting longer, and seems to re-intensify with four bouts now of increased lightning and torrential rain. All in all, two and a half hours of thunderstorms! Possibly the best I've seen in a very long while!
  5. Just starting to hear rumbles from the second wave, as I'm uploading video from the first one. Quality's not great, but did catch the gust front coming through, which was mental.
  6. No thunder, but lovely orange flashes lighting up the clouds. So happy to finally see something this year!
  7. Can see thunderstorm off to south west- bit of a pain as it requires leaning out the window to see it!
  8. In the past hour or so, the breeze has died away, and dark clouds have been edging in from a westerly direction. Got some towers starting to go up, and it's quite humid here, but clouds are moving quite slowly at the moment.
  9. It's been consistently dark and stormy looking to the east of Brum for the past few hours. It'd be nice if we were to get something, even some rain, but I'm not holding my breath!
  10. Wasn't expecting much today, but the cloudscape is getting interested over Brum.
  11. This is probably fairly stupid, but I do wonder if the northerly direction of the wind (at lower levels) inhibited the progression of things tonight? A kinda push back- I know it was mentioned that these were likely to be elevated, so effected more by wind direction higher up, but this noob does muse.
  12. Well, we might not be getting any thunderstorms here in Brum, but at least it's just started raining, so I'm hoping my hayfever will abate a bit!
  13. I know the feeling! I did um and ah about whether to include my pic, as the cloud cover made it almost impossible to see any detail to absolutely confirm it was NLC, but it was taken over an hour before sunrise- you wouldn't normally see the lightening sky through clouds at that point from my experience. Another thing which might have been an influence was the position of the setting moon, possibly helping to illuminate a larger extent of NLC?
  14. Bright display this morning.......scuppered by cloud! Did anyone manage a clear view?
  15. Beautiful display tonight, never seen them so early before.
  16. Amazing pics and vids posted, thank you! Still thunderless here in Brum this year, but it's enjoyable to get a taste of what's happening down south. Edit to add: That's quite an impressive spread of cloud from that MCS. I've actually been looking outside to see if it's visible from here!
  17. Caught the tail end of these in the wee small hours of Monday too, @Arnie Pie Not sure we'll be so lucky tonight with all the rain clouds!
  18. I was actually looking forward to some more torrential rain (probably the hope of some thunder was in vain!).
  19. Jealous of everyone who had an interesting day, weather wise. Although we've had rain on and off most of the day, it's not actually been that heavy- more like a typical wet Autumn day. Very surprising considering all the forecasts.
  20. Several hours of very heavy rain today from late morning into afternoon. Currently though this is parked to the south west of us, but it's looking increasingly ragged, so dunno if we'll get much from it.
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