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Sparkiee storm last won the day on May 11

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  1. Some impressive cloudscapes here and some even more impressive mammatus under the anvil of the Birmingham storm.
  2. Yeah they have disappeared for me too without any updates or anything.
  3. Hopefully more areas can catch a storm later too, as its a good chance they will be severe. Also clouds going different directions here at different levels.
  4. Just had the first overhead thunderstorm of the year so far. It was decent with a dozen visible flashes, a lot of thunder, torrential rain and bits of small hail. The petrichor after the hot and dry spell recently is lovely. The pic of it approaching, sorry its not that good.
  5. Like others have said a direct hit here in Walsall, seen around a dozen flashes and a decent amount of thunder, and some torrential rail, saw a couple of small hail stones too. The petrichor is lovely.
  6. Developing nicely around here now and the nearby showers visible. For the past hour though been seeing towers shoot up all over, hopefully something pops off more soon as there is not much lightning left in the Midland cells.
  7. There is this one too that affected a lot of the country and gave Bournemouth a very impressive display, the evening of July 3rd overnight into the 4th July 2015.
  8. That SE storm looks very intense already and developed in 15 - 20 mins. Also wonder how big the potential is for the Midlands and Home counties overnight, as CW mentioned additional showers could develop here.
  9. Brickfielder above & Convective Weather have similar forecasts on today's small potential. http://www.convectiveweather.co.uk/forecast.php?date=2021-07-18 Day 1 Convective Outlook: Sun 18 Jul 2021 Day 1 Convective Outlook VALID 06:00 UTC Sun 18 Jul 2021 - 05:59 UTC Mon 19 Jul 2021 ISSUED 05:16 UTC Sun 18 Jul 2021 ISSUED BY: Dan Upper ridging dominates across the UK/Ireland through Sunday, with a gradual weakening through this forecast period. Strong insolation and resultant diurnal heating will result in deep mixing of the low-levels, and while forecast profiles suggest potential for several hundred J/kg SBCAPE it seems likely that what convective cloud can develop will either be restricted in height by warm noses aloft, or struggle to maintain itself due to the dry mid/upper troposphere. Consequently, despite perhaps numerous attempts at fair-weather convective cloud attempting to gain some height, it may fail to produce many showers (at least for any length of time per individual cell). The main focus where convection may be a little more sustained is along marked convergence zones, such as in central Ireland and through Yorkshire/Lincolnshire, or aided by orographic forcing such as in Wales. The overall lightning risk is very low, but perhaps particular attention is given to central Ireland and the S + W Midlands during the evening hours where some subtle forcing aloft approaching from the west may phase with pre-existing convergence zones to briefly (for a couple of hours) enable convection to grow tall enough to produce an isolated heavy shower / thunderstorm. If this does occur, some local surface water issues could result. During the early hours of Monday, there could be an uptick in elevated convection across East Anglia - although the risk of lightning is considered rather low.
  10. Im not sure but the CZ was created by an Easterly breeze running into a Northerly i think, so if im thinking correctly it would create it this way lol.
  11. We got so close, we still made history by being in the first major tournament final for over half a century though.

    1. lassie23


      Nobody remembers the losers though😪

  12. More torrential downpours here and more thunder just to the west and East but none overhead. Also im pretty sure this had a little rotation in it, as there were further clouds moving right and closer clouds moving left from what i could see You can sort of see the rotation in the pic, the way it bends round.
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