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Spanish plume anyone? Storm and convective discussion 17th July Onwards

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Just seen the Estofex forecast for tomorrow - it'll be just my luck if all hell breaks loose in Peterborough now I'm down in Oxford for the weekend! Level 2 warning out there...

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Couple of flashes to my west and a deep booming rumble. Surprised I can hear it considering how far away it is 

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Northampton seems to be breeding a few front runners!!

In Kettering, seen or heard nothing yet.

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Steady rain here with distant thunder, can see lightning to the east, which is where all the storm action seems to be so far!

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Another 6 hours before the worst of the storms that the models are predicting come to fruition, I expect now with nocturnal cooling taking place futher destabilization of the mid-layers is already underway as evident in Milton Keynes.

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Oh damn, we missed out by such a small margin. Barely 5-10 miles in my location - Essex has done well out of this :( we just got a glancing blow, my earlier optimism was wrong, cruel world the atmosphere just looked so prime.

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As already mentioned it looks like this one slid past us. No T&L anymore, just some moderate rain. Definitely still feels primed and ready- think that was just the aperitif! 

 

Most amazing skies I've seen for quite a while though. Wow! My pics really didn't do them justice. Can't wait to see what the folks with the pro kit get!

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wow.. thunderlightning just picked up here

not a bad display again!,just clipping us here in SE London.Some nice crawlers and a few cg bolts...nothing overhead yet.

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In Kettering, seen or heard nothing yet.

Can some flashes to the south!! It's a coming

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Seems to be some linking up of the main body with the renegade troops in Northampton :-)

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Are there little cells developing to the NE of Oxford?

Seems to be a line developing from London north westwards to Milton Keynes area.

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Ramping up again here, thunder getting much louder but lightning still IC

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So how do people get lightning pics then? Obviously you don't stand around waiting for the one flash every 10 mins. I'm not too dusty at night photography but I would REALLY like to know what settings and or lenses you use on a DSLR (bar a tripod and a remote which are givens, plus bulb or long exp.) 

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Mate of mine gave me a ring little under 1 hour ago and he was down Crayford area south-east London saying the lightning was intense. And to think I got relatives down Maidstone way too, lucky bggers!!!

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Only about 1 strike visible per minute here to the SE. But there's been some spectacular IC.

 

EDIT: All over now I think.

Edited by poseidon

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Bit meh behind the main front of the MCS...can someone help me with the ideal F and ISO settings for night shots please...bulb and remote trigger fine but I think I'm letting too much light in...too much orange ambient light :cray:

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Whats amazing is the fact that the cell effecting southern england reaches from the east in Belgum to the west in Birmingham then from the Lincs borders south to Northern France Amazing !

 

LO

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Yes, those in the mids northwards are unlikely to see much if anything until well after midnight - realistically nearer 3-5am or thereabouts. Morning storms trundling slowly north, drier sunnier slot (temps responding) then more homegrown ones to keep a good look out for. These too will be locally severe, hail, you name it. Some places seeing hardly anything, such is during these set ups.

that would be me triple x!!!....

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Models really haven't been handling to well the storms earlier today and this evening too. 12z GFS and EC didn't pick up the MCS, which developed west of Paris then moved NNE across Sussex, Kent and now Essex.

 

Hard to say, therefore, exactly what will happen for the rest of the night, suffice to say nocuturnal cooling above the plume will allow further elevated storms to develop across S England and into the Midlands, plus more storms to move north from western France towards CS and SE England in the early hours. 

Edited by Nick F

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