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  1. It feels like I'm in the perfect position today at last just finished with a brief but terrential downpour. Looks like plenty on the horizon! Sun now out and feels steaming hot. Today has made up for the past 4 days without a doubt! Could be a great days storms for EA
  2. As others have picked up on the initial storms were really intense and those who saw these were lucky, but the atmosphere can only take so much before it becomes a post storm mess of mist and low cloud, with storms now only picking up scraps of energy albeit the moisture content is still high. We are really relying on cloud breaks now to 'stoke the fire' ... or narrow convergence lines. All eyes on the satellite for cloud breaks!!
  3. We need this low cloud crud to burn off to get the storms going.... I'm hopefully there's more of a chance for breaks today than yesterday. If that happens then happy days. If not it's going to be another day of isolated events... but today's set up is certainly more in favour of EA than yesterday.
  4. How is it that ely has been in the gloomy cool gloop all day and approx 8 miles west And south they’ve Had heavy rain and lightning for hours?! Damn, my luck lol
  5. What about in the gap between your blue and red box? That's where I am!! No mans land πŸ˜‚ On a serious note, the earlier elevated storm moved through - we had a lovely show, and the sun is now trying to make a showing. I believe anyone from the lower part of your blue box, through no mans land, and within the red zone, may have a zone of 'pop up' storms forming later especially if heating gets going. Cloud cover may well be the key today for further development
  6. Unlikely, draw a line from the wash to South Wales and this is the zone for convective activity today.
  7. Just coming out of a very rumbly storm here north of Cambridge! Constant rumbles and flashes. Went from cool grey murk to heavy storm in minutes. Not a bad one at all in my books! Now we just need to tempt the sun out and I reckon we'll be in for some tasty beasts later today with any luck A good start.
  8. Day has just turned to night here in Longstanton, Cambs 😲 suspecting we could be slammed imminently by a nice storm! About time
  9. Hope you're right as us in EA haven't had any storms so far during this hot spell! I reckon your chart won't be far off the mark today, with a 'zone' of storms forming this morning then another belt popping up later this afternoon/evening. I'm conscious the CAPE values, although decent, won't quite be matching yesterdays though as we are off to an extremely murky start here in Cambs with low level mist and cloud - I suspect some of the juiciest storms of this hot phase may well have already occurred yesterday. It remains to be seen as and when this misty murk burns off and how it affect
  10. Tend to agree with this! Best chance appears to be tomorrow for EA/Eastern England. It is by no means a given that these parts will see a storm at all during this hot phase, but we shall see. Good to see the other vids and pics though πŸ™‚
  11. Do not rely on TV based weather apps or forecasts when it comes to showers or storms full stop !!! Damn why do people even use them on here still πŸ˜‚ Back to topic, I still have the suspicion elevated storms will be firing up from a line between West East Anglia & NW England later today. Although atmospherically it doesn't seem as primed today albeit the cape is good, not all the ingredients are in line. Hoping with pressure lowering slightly over the coming days this will be helping things along somewhat. Had some light showers earlier from this mornings activity near Cambridge but it
  12. Rain approaching north of Cambridge - I'm looking at the cloud bases out my window and they are extremely elevated and looking likely to fizzle. Thereafter I'm not anticipating an active day of storms in EA today but definitely the potential for some isolated storms this evening/tonight. Looks like opportunities increase Wednesday and Thursday slightly. Another warm and sticky one for sure!
  13. Nice bit of convection heading for me as I speak just North of Cambridge. No lightning picking up yet though. It's good to see some organised initiation in this zone though, will be interesting to watch over the next few hours. May well fizzle of course... but who knows
  14. Another extremely hot and muggy night - a few more of those to come I suspect! Nice to see a bit of organised if elevated convection around our area this morning, looking good for some downpours today and a bit of lightning hopefully... nice to see
  15. Well ely itself seemed to dodge the storms but I quickly drove about 5 miles west and caught an epic downpour which whizzed through. Plenty of thunder too. As suspected earlier though the charts were correct it was very hit and miss, Small downpours that seemed to go as soon as they had arrived. Never mind!! Sheffield storm looked epic though.
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