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  1. Day 1 Convective Outlook VALID 06:00 UTC Mon 20 May 2019 - 05:59 UTC Tue 21 May 2019 ISSUED 10:17 UTC Mon 20 May 2019 ISSUED BY: Dan UPDATE 10:17 UTC Low-end SLGT added to English Channel coast, where some localised flooding may be possible this afternoon / early evening Similar to the past few days, broad upper troughing covers the British Isles on Monday, with a slack surface pressure pattern. Diurnal heating of the moist low-level airmass will yield 300-500 J/kg CAPE, with scattered showers likely to develop forced by low-level convergence and orographic forcing. Weak steering flow will lead to slow movement of showers, bringing the risk of some local surface water flooding. Forecast profiles are slightly cooler aloft compared with the weekend (when a warm nose at 600-700mb limited convective depth) and so convection may be somewhat deeper on Monday, and hence capable of producing a few sporadic lightning strikes - this perhaps more likely over southern England and / or the East Midlands. However, confidence of lightning activity is not particularly high given weak shear and skinny CAPE, and so refraining from introducing a SLGT at this stage. A couple of funnel clouds will be possible given low cloud bases and areas of low-level convergence. Elevated instability will also exist over the North Sea, though this activity will likely weaken before approaching the Northern Isles on Monday evening. It could also get close to the coast of East Anglia for a time late morning / early afternoon Monday. http://www.convectiveweather.co.uk/forecast.php?date=2019-05-20&fbclid=IwAR1Sn7ZbHsgtrOSibWWsnIGmIvc-XL9m0PBYx9s3tR8JN-0igySqLubeO6k
  2. Day 3 Convective Outlook VALID 06:00 UTC Wed 24 Apr 2019 - 05:59 UTC Thu 25 Apr 2019 ISSUED 08:42 UTC Mon 22 Apr 2019 ISSUED BY: Dan Negatively-tilted upper trough will span from the Atlantic to Biscay on Wednesday, while pivoting gradually northwards. As the forward side of this trough moves steadily northwards across the British Isles, increased forcing / cooling aloft combined with surface heating will create an unstable environment, with 500-800 J/kg CAPE ahead (to the north) of the surface cold front. A few scattered thunderstorms may develop over Wales / Midlands / East Anglia, these drifting northwards into northern England during Wednesday afternoon, weakening during the evening as instability wanes. These may initially be elevated, but provided there is sufficient surface heating then there is potential for these to become rooted within the boundary layer. However, the speed of the cold front, and cloud amounts thrown ahead of the front, will both determine the areas at risk of thunderstorms - both of which could inhibit deep convection. A SLGT may be introduced nearer the event if confidence improves. The post-frontal environment will become increasingly unstable as the next shortwave, and associated cooling aloft, arrives from the south. As such, showers may affect the English Channel and into southern Britain during Wednesday evening and night, though the extent of any lightning activity is questionable given marginal instability. http://www.convectiveweather.co.uk/forecast.php?date=2019-04-24&fbclid=IwAR2piVGU0r3DLIoqrkSca9SEY9h3j2pBlx-jX6JeF9Wzh0NsuTuBh3d1jS0
  3. Thanks Paul looking forward to it
  4. Did you all missed me 😂

    1. Paul


      Of course Stuart, hope you're well 😄 

    2. shuggee


      Good to see you Stuart 😄

  5. Missed storms but it warm and humid so might see storms at some point 2night or tomorrow
  6. Day 2 Convective Outlook VALID 06:00 UTC Thu 26 Jul 2018 - 05:59 UTC Fri 27 Jul 2018 ISSUED 19:55 UTC Wed 25 Jul 2018 ISSUED BY: Dan Large upper trough centred to the west of the British Isles will encourage northward advection of a very warm, moist airmass across Britain on its forward flank. Subtle forcing aloft may allow one or two elevated showers to occur on Thursday morning over parts of southern and eastern England, the depth of convection a little questionable as to how much lightning (if any) may occur. ... E MIDLANDS / N ENGLAND THURS LATE AFTERNOON / EVENING ... However, by the afternoon strong surface heating with dewpoints of 15-17C should yield 1,300-1,800 J/kg CAPE, which combined with low-level convergence and orographic influence may allow a few scattered thunderstorms to develop over eastern England late afternoon and more especially into the evening hours. North Lincolnshire into Yorkshire is the most favoured area for a couple of isolated evening thunderstorms, drifting to the north, highlighted by the northern portion of the MDT. Forecast profiles exhibit reasonable speed and directional shear, with backed low-level winds, which combined with significant instability suggests the potential for a supercell or two capable of large hail up to 2.0cm in diameter and frequent lightning - as such, a SVR has been introduced. However, dry mid-levels and a warm nose at 700mb may inhibit deep convection somewhat. ... ENGLAND / N + E SCOTLAND OVERNIGHT ... Overnight, increased forcing aloft will further destabilise the airmass across portions of England, with an increase in coverage of elevated thunderstorms (cloud bases probably 8,000 - 10,000ft) expected along the plume axis from Cen S England northwards to the east coast of Scotland - hence a rather large SLGT area, with a southwards extension of the MDT to highlight the corridor with best multi-model consensus (though this may need nudging eastwards if guidance trends that way). ... IRELAND / W SCOTLAND ... Over Ireland, elements of embedded mid-level instability release may occur within the frontal zone slowly tracking eastwards during Thursday daytime. A few isolated lightning strikes will be possible, before the potential shifts northwards to the Hebrides overnight. http://www.convectiveweather.co.uk/forecast.php?date=2018-07-26
  7. Look like it good bye to storms for Friday up here in the Highlands as there be moving out the sea before it get up to the Highlands



      You may be lucky Stu, not set in stone just yet.:)

  8. storms here or not met office saying no bbc weather saying yes wonder who right 

  9. are there any plan to use the new weather radars from the met office
  10. Day 2 Convective Outlook VALID 06:00 UTC Thu 05 Jul 2018 - 05:59 UTC Fri 06 Jul 2018 ISSUED 19:50 UTC Wed 04 Jul 2018 ISSUED BY: Dan The weakening upper trough over southern Britain will gradually clear eastwards to the nearby Continent on Thursday, as upper ridging builds more widely from the Atlantic. In general, rising heights will serve to inhibit deep convection - however, diurnal heating of residual surface moisture with dewpoints approaching 16-19C during the afternoon will yield up to (and locally in excess of) 1,000 J/kg CAPE, and combined with breeze convergence should aid in deep convection with the potential for a few isolated to well-scattered showers or thunderstorms in the afternoon and evening hours. Have issued a low-end SLGT where there is best multi-model consensus, though some uncertainty over how much lightning there will actually be. Shear is rather weak, so pulse-type convection is expected, which will be fairly slow-moving given slack flow - leading to a risk of local surface water issues, especially given very dry ground present making roads particularly slippery following dust deposition on the road surfaces over the past few weeks. Such convergence-type setups can produce a few funnel clouds - though cloud bases will likely be quite high in this instance. http://www.convectiveweather.co.uk/forecast.php?date=2018-07-05
  11. Day 1 Convective Outlook VALID 06:00 UTC Sun 03 Jun 2018 - 05:59 UTC Mon 04 Jun 2018 ISSUED 10:16 UTC Sun 03 Jun 2018 ISSUED BY: Chris ***UPDATE*** The ISOL risk has been extended to cover much of southern England and Wales for Sunday afternoon. Most Hi-res modules indicating the small risk of a few isolated thunderstorms developing, most particularly across parts of southeastern England (Essex/London/Kent) in response to strong daytime heating (highs in the mid-20s) and CAPE values in excess of 700 J/kg. It must be stressed that most places will stay dry, but around a 10% risk will persist through the afternoon. Dry mid-level conditions and a warm-nose at about 650mb will likely prohibit convection. A quieter day convection-wise across the British Isles compared to the last week... A ridge of higher pressure will build from the northwest across most of the British Isles with rising 500mb heights and drier mid-level air, meaning shower activity will be limited in most locations. Scotland... Modest surface heating combined with orographic lift / convergence could help a few sharp showers, and perhaps an odd thunderstorm to develop across the Highlands and western parts of Scotland during the afternoon. Lighting is considered a low risk and showers will be diurnally driven. Southwestern England... Weak mid-level instability drifting northeastwards across the region could help to generate a few heavy showers, although the lightning potential is considered very minimal. http://convectiveweather.co.uk/forecast.php?date=2018-06-03
  12. come on guy forecasting storms are not a easy job to forecast right
  13. Day 2 Convective Outlook VALID 06:00 UTC Fri 01 Jun 2018 - 05:59 UTC Sat 02 Jun 2018 ISSUED 17:50 UTC Thu 31 May 2018 ISSUED BY: Chris Another day of widespread convection across the British Isles... The focus of shower and thunderstorm development will shift further to the north and west on Friday, with unstable air pushing northwards through Scotland during the day. CAPE values in excess of 700 J/kg, and some pockets up to 1000 J/kg will be possible by the afternoon. Upper air profiles across northern Wales, northwestern England and into Scotland are fairly moist with PWATs of around 30mm. Drier air in the mid-levels will become a problem across southern parts of Britain, and while heavy showers and a few thunderstorms will be possible there, they will likely be isolated, and forced by weak surface convergence. Topography will also aid convective development on Friday. Like previous days shear will remain weak, and mean that showers/thunderstorms will remain messy and pulse variety. The steering flow will take showers and thunderstorms only slowly northwards once they develop, and in western parts of Britain they may train over the same areas, giving the risk of localised flooding. Like with previous days rain totals in 1-2 hours could exceed 50mm in places giving the potential for localised flooding. Updrafts will not last particularly long so hail size will likely remain below 1cm, although cannot be ruled out. http://www.convectiveweather.co.uk/forecast.php?date=2018-06-01
  14. Day 2 Convective Outlook VALID 06:00 UTC Wed 30 May 2018 - 05:59 UTC Thu 31 May 2018 ISSUED 19:17 UTC Tue 29 May 2018 ISSUED BY: Chris The remnants of Tuesday nights elevated convection will continue to drift westwards across much of southern and central Britain. However, the mid-level instability will be generally be gone and lapse rates remain weak so lightning is considered only a very slow risk. http://www.convectiveweather.co.uk/forecast.php?date=2018-05-30
  15. may have to wait to mid next week or end of next week to see anything up here if there do happen
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