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  • Location: Pontypridd, Wales 240m asl
  • Location: Pontypridd, Wales 240m asl

    more thunder after a little break - seems to be coming alive again - or maybe it's a new storm - the thunder smell is an amazing smell - not sure I've ever smelt it this bad - does anyone know - is that the nitrogen in the soil being acted upon in some way?

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    more thunder after a little break - seems to be coming alive again - or maybe it's a new storm - the thunder smell is an amazing smell - not sure I've ever smelt it this bad - does anyone know - is that the nitrogen in the soil being acted upon in some way?

     

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrichor

     

    Drizzle has returned. I'm packing my bags, going to be another one of those days I think. Enjoy your storms whoever gets them.

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  • Location: Truro, Cornwall
  • Weather Preferences: Winter - Heavy Snow Summer - Hot with Night time Thunderstorms
  • Location: Truro, Cornwall

    Wish I was at home in the Midlands this afternoon. Sun is out here now but it seems us on the South coast are in a zone of nothingness now. :(

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  • Location: Pontypridd, Wales 240m asl
  • Location: Pontypridd, Wales 240m asl

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petrichor

     

    Drizzle has returned. I'm packing my bags, going to be another one of those days I think. Enjoy your storms whoever gets them.

     

    That's very interesting - so a mixture of oil and ozone then cause the smell

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  • Location: Newport
  • Location: Newport

    And it has ended abruptly. Must have been about 30 strikes. Sun is out now mixing the ingredients for the next storm hopefully. Rinse & Repeat! :D

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  • Location: Newton Poppleford, Devon, UK
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, Snow, High Winds.
  • Location: Newton Poppleford, Devon, UK

    Lovely and sunny now after a light shower this morning, here. I hope those imports from N France get here.

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  • Location: Stratford Upon Avon 82m asl
  • Weather Preferences: extreme weather
  • Location: Stratford Upon Avon 82m asl

    Lots of thunder here currently.

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  • Location: Upper Gornal, Dudley, 205m asl
  • Location: Upper Gornal, Dudley, 205m asl

    Blacker than the hole of Calcutta over Wolves was and to the South....

    Some hail and heavy rain in that one, but no thunder or lightning. Lots of chances still to come though.
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  • Location: cardiff
  • Weather Preferences: storms snow sun
  • Location: cardiff

    Really good lightning here best for a long time sun is out again wonder if anymore is coming

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  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.
  • Weather Preferences: Gales, T-storms, Heavy Rain, Heat, Cold - Love it all.
  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.

    I've given up now, no chance of anything remotely stormy. On the plus side, it is sunny and 16°C

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  • Location: Upper Gornal, Dudley, 205m asl
  • Location: Upper Gornal, Dudley, 205m asl

    Lightning being detected near Stourport now.

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  • Location: Bournville Birmingham
  • Weather Preferences: Hot n cold
  • Location: Bournville Birmingham

    Couple of rumbles now amongst the heavy rain in Solihull

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  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire
  • Location: Warminster, Wiltshire

    The only hours I do not want thunderstorm today are between midday until 15.00 as I will be doing exam invigilating so unable to enjoy what happens, currently the storms in the Channel look to get here around 13.00!

    I left home at midday with the Southern horizon black as sin, I drove home just after 15.00 with the Northern horizon as black as sin and the sun beating down!

     

    In between, reviewing the radar it seems a narrow storm developed over Salisbury Plain ahead of and to the WNW of what was the main storm which brought the lightning and thunder I saw/heard while indoors in Westbury.

     

    At home in Warminster there was merely 1mm of rain! While not far East had considerably more.

     

    Eyes to the Channel again for this evening.

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  • Location: South Staffordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow
  • Location: South Staffordshire

    Absolutely shat all here, cold drizzly and quiet. 

     

    Looks like Lincs is having all the fun, YET AGAIN. 

     

    What a naff place to live weatherwise.

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  • Location: South Staffordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow
  • Location: South Staffordshire

    Scrap that, things looking tasty to my south and east. Big crack of thunder just now. Sky signal gone.

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  • Location: South Staffordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow
  • Location: South Staffordshire

    Turning out to be pretty crap. 

     

    No more thunder/lightning. Moderately heavy rain, almost passed through now too. 

     

    Might become potent 30 miles down the road.

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    Absolutely shat all here, cold drizzly and quiet. 

     

    Looks like Lincs is having all the fun, YET AGAIN. 

     

    What a naff place to live weatherwise.

     

    Same here. Powerful storms just a few miles to the S with Cardiff and Newport getting battered but soon as they near here they vapourise, no idea why they have died so suddenly. Looks like the summer storm shield has activated early this year.

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  • Location: Pontypridd, Wales 240m asl
  • Location: Pontypridd, Wales 240m asl

    Really good lightning here best for a long time sun is out again wonder if anymore is coming

     checking radar - we got a bit of a break - but more coming up from the south

     

    Flash flooding in Cardiff and Newport

     

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-27522542

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