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  1. Watching the radar last night it was insane how we managed to miss literally everything! We were ripe for something nasty, but it just didn't hit. How we managed that amongst a sea of sferics, I will never know.
  2. Had a very odd day yesterday. We had storms moving up into our town for several hours, giving off distant rumbles of thunder, but the second they'd come to within a mile or so of Falmouth, they'd die. I also feel very sorry for The Lizard that suffered some serious flooding during the afternoon period! Happily managed to miss the storms entirely last night, but watched them on radar traveling up from the Channel. Oh, and does any one know what that strange swirling, rotating mass of storms was that hit around the London area moving NEwards during the late afternoon/evening? I've never seen anything like that!
  3. That explains it then. Thanks for that! I was beginning to wonder if some kind of end-of-the-world scenario was playing out on my doorstep for a minute there. I must admit I do like the sound of rain, but boy did I pick the wrong afternoon to do my shopping!
  4. Honestly beginning to get a bit concerned about flooding in my little town. We've had some of the heaviest rainfall I've ever seen (including a ton of hail) trained on us almost solidly since 11am, and it shows no sign of stopping. It actually looks like it's been snowing in my garden. No thunder yet, as it happens. I don't suppose any one has a small boat I can borrow if I suddenly need to escape?
  5. We had two rather angry-looking storms move right over the top of us, but strangely neither made much noise at all, despite the fact that the radar showed dozens of cg strikes at and around my location. I hardly heard a peep out of either. The rain was impressive though!
  6. Had a loud, surprisingly active storm over my area between 7:30 to around 8;10ish. Looked mostly like sheet-lightning, but looking at the radar it probably wasn't.
  7. I'm so glad I'm not in the south-east right now! The one thing you can usually be thankful for, if you live In Cornwall, is the sea-breeze during hot summer days. Strangely we do seem to have gotten quite thundery in recent years though. I have a sister who lives In Reading (I was there during a heatwave many years ago, so I know how horrible it can be) and she almost passed-out just heading down to the local shops no more than 1/4 mile away. I can't stand oppressive heat. I love snow too, but we seldom get it here, and when we do it makes getting to work a serious chore as our local public transport is bad enough in good weather. At the first sign of a snowlflake the bloody buses stop!
  8. I've never known a week like it. I'll be glad when the heat has gone and Friday/Saturday is over and done with, to be honest. I've tried to keep up with forecasts and charts, but it's mostly a fruitless endeavour, especially as I'm still very much an amateur when it comes to the weather. Having said that, although I'm not a thunderstorm fan myself, I wish a fulfilling event to anyone who feels they need their storm-fix tomorrow evening. I guess what will come, will come.
  9. I'm sure the Met Office has removed the warnings for my area during Friday pm. They still seem to be in effect for Saturday morning, however. Edit: and now the Friday warning is back again. I can barely keep up.
  10. The only other radar that seems to be recording similar strikes is Sat24.
  11. Nice! You've got your own little private pool there, free of charge!
  12. Why are there so many strikes out in the SW/south of Ireland? Are all of them false? I don't seem to be able to pick them up on any other radar.
  13. Had an overhead clap of thunder about 15 minutes ago. Very bright lightning. We've had more thunder here over the last 5 months than we normally get in 10 years.
  14. Had a hell of a storm crash through here from around 5am to 6am. Made a dreadful amount of noise, although it dropped very little rain. I can see it's still going on further east even now!
  15. One rather pleasant rumble of thunder around 5pm and that was our lot. I'm amazed that Falmouth received such bad weather, as I'm literally a mile down the road, and all we got here was moderate rain.