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  1. Showing 70mph + gusts inland across the southern Midlands on this chart, that could lead to some disruption if it comes off.
  2. Hurricane Ophelia

    They are already talking about it, they had Matt Taylor sitting at the news desk providing some information on Ophelia.
  3. Hurricane Ophelia

    It's in knots and so the map is showing the risk of 80mph gusts. This is convective gusts though, so will be associated with any convective activity that may occur. Ties in with Estofex latest forecast. ESTOFEX
  4. Hurricane Ophelia

    All very interesting stuff. I am tempted to drive to the west coast of Wales for Monday morning or Cumbria in the afternoon if Ophelia continues on her current track/moves slightly further east. A westward correction though would probably make it not worth the bother. Also the chance of some convective weather around the system with convective gusts of 85mph on the west coast of Wales showing on lightning wizard charts below www.lightningwizard.com/maps
  5. If the stuff to the north can turn thundery then I may be in business, although showers and storms coming from the NW rarely get here due to the Peak District killing them off. It's kicking off to the south of Birmingham again, could be a good afternoon if you live in the SE Midlands.
  6. I feel there may be an opportunity for my area through the middle part of the day tomorrow as there seems to be some agreement on a decent build up of CAPE from NW England through the Midlands and all points south and east. I have not seen a storm since 2015 at home, and not seen a storm since 5th August of any kind. I am feeling almost storm starved . The far NW of England could see some flashes before dawn tomorrow. Chasing them will be difficult though as they will be moving quickly on a brisk NW wind.
  7. Absolutely, September can produce some corkers. September last year produced a number of them.
  8. It looks like a wet evening to come with all that rain pushing into Wales. It seems to be breaking out showers ahead of it too. Unfortunately, although convective, I don't think it will produce much if any thunder. I would be happy to be wrong. Early next week throwing up some interest, but as this is post-Gert I don't think there is much point doing any more than giving it an occasional glance at the minute.
  9. Was watching the lightning barrage over Umag. Imagine seeing something like that over the UK!!
  10. Intense storm passed near to Tamworth earlier this afternoon, I can't actually recall the exact time as I was too busy chasing but I believe around 2pm. I will know the exact time in a bit when I go through the footage. For what looked like a fairly weak storm day this one was quite a bruiser with pea sized hail, big flashes of lightning and cracks of thunder. The hail was so noisy whilst driving through it. Not as strong as the 18th/19th July storm but one of the stronger storms of this season for definite. I also had my kids with me today and they were filming the hailstones on their phones. They are 13 and 10 and had never seen hail as heavy as today's storm Today also marks the 13th anniversary of my first ever successful, documented storm chase.
  11. It would appear that any thundery activity is staying Birmingham and southwards. A nice storm currently going on in the Cotswolds heading in the direction of Oxford. EDIT: Oxfordshire storm really spitting out sferics now!
  12. Good luck for today. Maybe a repeat of this from 4 days ago off the coast of Dorset
  13. A thunderstorm to the east of Aberystwyth currently, and it's only 9am. Looks like it could be a good day for a few thunderstorms today considering the promising start. It was clear blue skies and sunshine here an hour ago but now we have some big clouds developing to the south-west. Nick F has released a convective forecast for today. http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=convective;sess=0.347880461110861 My fingers are crossed for a storm close to home as I cannot chase far today.
  14. I'm watching the Esztergom one, awesome CG's all across the skyline. Pity there's no sound.
  15. Hey Windblade, thank you I have just watched the video back of the storm near the Humber and I think the first is just scud, it doesn't drop any further than on these pictures and the general behaviour was more like scud than a funnel. If it was a funnel it was a long away off and too far to really get a good view on from where I was. However, the storm I was watching was quite intense on the radar. No rotation evident though, so I would say most likely scud. The second picture though is almost certainly a wall cloud. Nothing more happened with it though unfortunately. @Jasper Foxx, my initial thought is that they look like scud. However, seeing it moving would help determine. If there was rotation evident and it was formed out of the base of the storm cloud then it is likely it was a ragged looking funnel. If it was dropping and undulating below the base of the cloud and with no visible rotation then it was almost certainly scud.
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