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Harry

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  1. Join the club! This evening has been like finding a £20 note in jeans you haven’t worn for 6 months
  2. Kudos to you Nick - definitely paid off. She’s going a bit quieter now but I can hardly say I’m surprised. Giving the occasional flash and grumble still though!
  3. Just arriving here @Nick F Surprised to see a storm today, especially one this active!!!! Yay!!!
  4. Pleasant surprise waking up to thunder and lightning - of course it was forecast by some and by some models, but it’s always nice when it happens as forecast
  5. Just had a look at NetWx model and the NMM and they are having none of it. BBC, UKMO and Euro4 thinking yes. We’ll see.
  6. Proper mackerel sky here with some Ac visible earlier. Maybe there’ll be enough instability for some isolated thunder and heavy downpours. Will keep windows open just in case (and it’s meant to be a fairly warm night)
  7. E Kent now. Pics I posted earlier were as we were approaching M20 J10. Through the rear side of the storm now - was a peach. Definitely some severe elements in there, including very strong wind gusts on the leading edge.
  8. Just about to move into the proper storm after an intense gust front. Sky is black, frequently lightning and could see hail curtains. Now moving into the torrential rain.
  9. This is one stunning looking storm (MCS in Kent). Definitely looks severe and very green. Some lowerings too!! And we are just about to drive into it...wish us luck!!!
  10. Biblical rain here and only what I can describe as a lightning barrage akin with what you see in the States (if maybe not quite as frequent). Am a passenger in a car at the moment and a CG (multiple flashes) landed close enough to make the car shake and a phenomenal bang. Roads are flash flooding in minutes. Awesome!
  11. Just saw my first CG of the day - a stunning multi stroke
  12. Stunning clouds from this latest cell and some emerging greenage too! Not in my photos though which should an elevated mini gust front type formation followed by undulatus asperatus
  13. Sky turning very dark again here on London/Kent border. Had an elevated thunderstorm about an hour ago and have had rumbles/booms since from the west. Could see a new anvil just to my south a short while ago now going very dark and breezy! EDIT - New rumble from this fresh cell - and another. Seems much more punchy than the last one. Oh! And another.
  14. Thunder and lightning here now from a small little cell
  15. AcCas produced a short spell of big raindrops earlier. Now I can see the cell and darkening skies to my west over London. Was on the phone to my boss who is in the London office and said that it looked as if a storm was developing - about 60s later she reported a huge crack of thunder (weather nerd reputation still intact lol). Extremely oppressive here today - heading to the Kent coast this evening hopefully skipping ahead over the main activity with action for their sweeping in around 21z - 22z. Fingers crossed.
  16. Perhaps not locally literally, I had in mind London region and Home Counties and westwards/northwards. Some models have suggested we could nick something or if not then act as a breeding ground. I’ve witnessed too many times models pointing action further west despite sitting under an area of high instability, only for it to go bang here too. The rampant humidity and rapidly changing sky in the past hour or so makes me think we are in for a decent chance. But so far no where in southern England has any spoils to speak of...yet
  17. I’m going to try to get some shut eye but it’s bloody difficult - 24-25C outside and add at least another 5C inside. Have two fans on full blast and it’s barely keeping me sweat free let alone cool. Meanwhile sky continues to fill with cloud and a now taking the bronze tinge I always have associated with pending rain...here’s hoping I get woken up
  18. Sky has taken a rapidly different complexion here. It is awash with fast moving mid level cloud. From underneath it’s hard to make out shape/form but the moon is suggestive of AcCas or similar intermingled. Somewhere I suspect will go bang around here very soon. Does look quite reminiscent of July 2015!!
  19. Firing off up north pretty lively - nice line evident.
  20. @Surrey I have a better view of that cloud band from here (nicely illuminated by a London lights). Definitely promising looking to me, looks like a mid level band possibly AcCas.
  21. Well spotted @Surrey looks mid level and mackerel like. Hopefully it’s not just dross from the storms over N France earlier
  22. Moon glowing proudly at the moment, sky a little hazy and the air dead calm. Sticky doesn’t do it justice either, thinking I’m going to get eaten alive. Initiation time not too far away now.
  23. If I recall correctly MUCAPE was a fair bit higher that night so I wouldn’t expect quite the same degree of spectacular. Nonetheless it is still very high tonight. While I write the humidity (perhaps unsurprisingly as the temperature falls) is rocketing here....gone from very warm to really quite uncomfortable all of a sudden. And I’ve just realised it’s Thor’s Day which always seems to be good omen. Good luck @rynmorgn hope it holds together for you - looks a peach on radar.
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