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Hector the Convector

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    Thunderstorms, snow, heat, extreme weather

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  1. Yes totally agree, it was one of the best night time storms I've seen here to the east of Southampton. I viewed the storm approaching from the top of the local car park until security told me to leave. I was there happily minding my own business watching natures light show...but he was more convinced that i was there to throw shopping trolleys off Tesco car-park roof. Clearly us storm chasers have that look about us?. Or maybe it's just me . Oh well never mind..went home and enjoyed the storm as it came directly overhead. May upload some video late, but here's some still's
  2. @bigguscumulus Great capture there! I saw that one too :-)
  3. This webcam is pretty cool. Every now and then it pans around to show the cloud structures to the Southwest of St Malo. Hopefully we will see these in the South later!
  4. Someone 60 miles west of Rennes reporting constant lightning. Doesn't surprise me looking at the lightning detector!
  5. Yeah good shout, i was just looking at that. The sky looks threatening when the camera looks west. Hopefully a good sign for us later!
  6. Lol i know how you feel! It has been 5 years since I've seen proper snow in Southampton :-(. Lets hope things pan out well for us Southerners this afternoon. Hopefully we will be on the right side of marginal..and that the rain is heavy enough for evaporative cooling to turn everything white (even at low levels).
  7. Hi there! Are you able to chase that storm moving into Cornwall soon? Seems to have maintained intensity on the radar for hours now! Could be a good storm..
  8. 5 minutes of mad weather here near Southampton. Couple of lightning flashes. Wind went mental for a bit with debris in the air. Windows in the house slammed shut made us jump! Wouldn't be surprised to see some local with D damage
  9. Convective/Storm Discussion Thread 25/5/16 onwards

    Yes indeed! They are in a different league aren't they....(ESTOFEX level 2!). One day i'll go chasing out there..has to be done! Anyhow back to the UK...some convection just starting to the east of my location..fingers crossed for south central later on
  10. Convective/Storm Discussion Thread 25/5/16 onwards

    Can see the occasional flash on this London Eye webcam http://www.guoman.com/corporate/web_cam_page.html although i'm sure there must be better cams/views on the net
  11. Convective/Storm Discussion Thread 25/5/16 onwards

    Latest radar run shows 2 more showers developing between le havre and Brighton. At least I don't think they're anaprop this time..
  12. Convective/Storm Discussion Thread 25/5/16 onwards

    Indeed James, let's hope something happens soon! I'm prepared to drive out to the new forest if anything does kick off. Not throwing in the towel just yet
  13. Convective/Storm Discussion Thread 25/5/16 onwards

    Yeah some convection just starting in this region, hopefully bodes well for later. On a slightly unrelated note, would love to witness one of those French storms to the north west of le mans right now!
  14. Convective/Storm Discussion Thread 25/5/16 onwards

    Great video there Luke. I watched that storm from Southampton, and in terms of lightning activity I've never seen anything like it in this country. I'm thinking of going storm chasing today, hopefully Hampshire region will be in with a shout
  15. Convective/Storm Discussion Thread 25/5/16 onwards

    Ha small world, my uncle and aunt used manage the Yew Tree inn many years ago. Fond memories there! Snow was always better there than my location in Southampton. Anyhow, few flashes of lightning here this evening. Potential seems better tomorrow afternoon, fingers crossed