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1st August 1999: heatwave then bang!

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Remember this day well. It was hot and sunny but it became cloudier to the west and then in the mid afternoon it went bang with a thunderstorm and temperatures dropped about 10C. It was a scorcher, a number of stations recorded maxima of 30C or over

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2 hours ago, Weather-history said:

20 years ago

 

I remember this well.  Was down in Brighton that weekend.  Can’t believe it’s 20 years ago!  Not a patch on last week’s heatwave......

Edited by Don

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47 years ago we enjoyed a tremendous thunderstorm.
a line of black clouds gradually drifted north from france, in a southeasterly surface breeze, hit our west first. i was between derby and nottingham.

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August 1999 - I was in France that summer, it was exceptionally stormy in France. 

Massive terrifying storm in the first week of August with intense close CG lightning and it sent a lightbulb flying out of a lamp and across the room. Big powercut affecting wide areas.

Edited by Thundershine

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Christ, I had just finished my first year of secondary school. I do remember it being quite hot - it was 31C in Leeds on both the 1st and 2nd.

After the first week, it was a fairly disappointing month.

Edited by cheese

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