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Supacell

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Supacell last won the day on June 1 2018

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    Belper, Derbyshire
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    Chasing storms (in my 16th year of chasing uk storms), weather and meteorology, walking, photography, going out :)
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  1. I didn't hear any thunder, but then I am at work a few miles from Belper. I did notice the sferics on lightning detector so did wonder as the rain on the radar was nothing spectacular at the time.
  2. I would estimate about 160 miles as it about double the distance as the crow flies from Bedford to Ipswich.
  3. It depends where in the west you are? If you are south of about Blackpool/Leeds then yes. All the instability has shifted north of here. If you can, could you pop your location in your profile please as it helps in discussion if we know where you are
  4. Lots of heavy showers packing into the SW, S Wales and SW Midlands. Unfortunately none of them are thundery. Pity as they are heading this way.
  5. Had a little bit of a chase this afternoon. At just after 3pm I headed out and up the M1 in an attempt to get under a developing line of showers moving off the Peak District towards Sheffield. There had already been a few sferics detected across the Buxton area. I pulled off the M1 near to Barlborough and parked up somewhere near Maston Moor to consider my options. I was trying to figure how best to intercept a cell near to Bakewell when suddenly there was a bright flash of lightning out of nowhere and a loud crash of thunder. Within seconds a quite vicious storm arrived and passed overhead with torrential rain, some CG bolts and thunder loud enough I could hear it whilst driving through a torrent. The storm appeared to have developed overhead. I then headed up the M1 and east into a line of storms that were from Matlock to Worksop, coming to a stop just south of Blyth. I was able to stand outside and film as it produced frequent thunder and lightning about a mile to my south. There were no CG's by this point and the lightning seemed mostly high based, but there were still some decent flashes and crisp thunder. The core of the storm was missing me but this meant I was not stuck in the car sheltering from a torrent. Headed home as the storms trundled off at high speed into Lincolnshire but not a bad last minute storm chase.
  6. Footage of my chasing on Sunday around South and into West Yorkshire. Not the most successful day as the storms were very difficult to get ahead of, and when I did they kept dying out. Pulse storms are hard to chase, I need to remember that. Still, I saw more than if I had stayed at home.
  7. My ex used to talk on my videos, and I too like silence. Maybe that's why she is my ex You may not have to wait until Friday for storms. Quite widespread storms likely tomorrow. Warnings from the Met Office only highlight Scotland because in England and Wales the storms will be moving through quite quickly and so disruption will be minimal. Over Scotland where winds are slack the storms will be very slow moving and so a real risk of flooding, hence the warnings. Fast moving storms are hard to chase but it is more likely you will get a storm at home/work if they are moving around. Storms are more likely in eastern areas during the afternoon and early evening.
  8. Nice vids mate. It really kicks off in clip 3 after about the 6 minute mark. Lots of lightning, thunder, (a cat miaowing and even a vocal performance of scatman ). You got much more lightning than I captured driving around in it all
  9. Unfortunately I didn't, I was drawn east by the cells around Sheffield. It was a challenging but successful chase, at least successful in the fact I got to be underneath the remnants of a couple of storms. The main challenge was the fact the storms appeared to be pulse type and so by the time I reached them they were dying down. I was racing back and forth around South Yorkshire like a moth round a bulb! In doing this is was able to chase a storm towards Pontefract from north of Sheffield. It had some very gusty winds with it and a lot of high based lightning. I then headed back towards Doncaster and got under some torrential rain and occasional lightning, but by now the lightning was more visible with some IC's and at least one CG (need to check my video). For a pulse type thundery showers day I am satisfied, I just wish I could have been under the storms when they were at there peaks.
  10. No, it was west of Glossop and so I was nowhere near it. Seems like storms are avoiding the Peak District rather than concentrating on it. I have now headed east and am situated near to Penistone.
  11. I am expecting things to gradually kick off further east in time as the trough now across western parts, and spawning thunderstorms, moves eastwards. I am not far from Glossop awaiting something to happen.
  12. I'm taking myself up into the Peak District. Currently between Sheffield and the Snake Pass inn. I doubt anything will happen for a while but for now I will have a walk and enjoy the hazy sunshine and humidity. Hopefully will have something to chase in about 3-4 hours time.
  13. I also look to be in a good spot today and areas to my north. The Peak District could be a focal point this afternoon which is really not good for Whaley Bridge. Early signs are promising, taken about an hour ago. Already feeling humid too.
  14. @Flash bang flash bang etc Maybe should be in the no storms section as it is a warning for no storms and a lack of convection but it did make me laugh
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