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  • Location: Headington,Oxfordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow
  • Location: Headington,Oxfordshire

    Heavy Hail/Sleet and Snow Shower just rattled through Oxford.

    Its probably down to very low dewpoints here it is -3c. Temp 5.3c. Temp drops as each shower comes through. 

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  • Location: Benson, Oxfordshire
  • Location: Benson, Oxfordshire
    35 minutes ago, stratty said:

    Took this snap from Brill as it looked quite spectacular with the naked eye looking over towards Oxford/Didcot way. Anyone here know what the weather was producing underneath please? :) 

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    If it was over me about an hour ago, it was a heavy sleet/snow/rain shower. I could see it in the distance as I walked up from the river hoping to get indoors before it fell. Fab pic btw

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  • Location: SW of Sherborne. About a mile from the Somerset border.
  • Location: SW of Sherborne. About a mile from the Somerset border.

    Agree, great pic, stratty.

     

    To the NW about five minutes ago, going to miss us.

     

     

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  • Location: Wimborne, Dorset
  • Weather Preferences: Snow (of course) Storms, Sunshine, everything begging with 'S'
  • Location: Wimborne, Dorset

    We had a few downpours of rain, hail, sleet and something in between today. However, one particular hail/graupel shower which was very heavy the hail was a perfect cone shaped with a flat bottom. Is this a type of hail or does any one know if this is a common occurrence? 

     

    Just found this which answers it! 

    https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Popular_Science_Monthly/Volume_10/March_1877/Formation_of_Raindrops_and_Hailstones

     

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

    Wonderful weather watching day ; a frost, pleasant sunshine, fast formation of CBs late morning resulting in frequent soft hail and snow showers, spectacular skies to enjoy and topped off in the last hour by witnessing a flash of distant lightning while driving home from Bristol which the radar/detector shows as being in the English Channel!

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  • Location: Sunderland
  • Weather Preferences: Hot Summer, Snowy winter and thunderstorms all year round!
  • Location: Sunderland
    4 minutes ago, Andy Bown said:

    Wonderful weather watching day ; a frost, pleasant sunshine, fast formation of CBs late morning resulting in frequent soft hail and snow showers, spectacular skies to enjoy and topped off in the last hour by witnessing a flash of distant lightning while driving home from Bristol which the radar/detector shows as being in the English Channel!

    i thought i was going mad...i was outside having a ciggie about 30 mins or so ago, and could've sworn I saw a flash way off to my SSE

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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.

    Here's yesterdays timelapse..

    It looks like we had a downpour here from watching that, yet all I had was a very tiny shower with some slush in it, that didn't even wet the ground. :)
    Watch for  the beast that hit Poole & Bournemouth at 16:00 >

     

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  • Location: Poole, Dorset
  • Weather Preferences: all weather
  • Location: Poole, Dorset

     amazing footage. the shower at 1600 must have been the one that went over me in blandford at 1545 ish was intense :yahoo: had another one before that on the way to work at 1340 ish was graupel  hail sleet and snow my car temp went from 8c before the shower then dropped to 0c when i was in it. do you recon evaporative cooling caused this? as ive heard it can bring the snow line down to ground level

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  • Location: Poole, Dorset 42m ASL
  • Location: Poole, Dorset 42m ASL
    6 hours ago, Willsy said:

     amazing footage. the shower at 1600 must have been the one that went over me in blandford at 1545 ish was intense :yahoo: had another one before that on the way to work at 1340 ish was graupel  hail sleet and snow my car temp went from 8c before the shower then dropped to 0c when i was in it. do you recon evaporative cooling caused this? as ive heard it can bring the snow line down to ground level

    Very similar experience to that in Poole, as the cell hit. It was 9.5C when the hail began, as It passed over so the temperature dropped down to 3C (car temps). Many cars in the area covered in hail and wet snow, and many banks on the roadside in Canford Heath were white.

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  • Location: Peasedown St John.N.E.Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Fair to Foul...
  • Location: Peasedown St John.N.E.Somerset

    Sunny after a frosty start. Scattered cloud. Light NW breeze 12 km/h. Temperature 7c.

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  • Location: Dousland, South Dartmoor 205 m/asl
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny summers. cold snowy winters
  • Location: Dousland, South Dartmoor 205 m/asl

    Another day of sleet hail and snow showers on the cards here again. Here comes the first one!

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  • Location: Dousland, South Dartmoor 205 m/asl
  • Weather Preferences: Hot sunny summers. cold snowy winters
  • Location: Dousland, South Dartmoor 205 m/asl
    48 minutes ago, SNOW CRYSTAL said:

    Cox's Tor on Dartmoor at 10.00am this morning. Rubbish photo but you get the idea!!!

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    Lovely! 2 days in a row of snow cover (temporary) in April thats more than we got in the most of winter!

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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset

    Interesting how there have been showers approaching from the northwest for a good hour or so now and they keep fizzling out over the Severn Estuary before getting here.

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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.

    Getting rained off from my building work now.. :(

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  • Location: Poole, Dorset 42m ASL
  • Location: Poole, Dorset 42m ASL
    3 minutes ago, Mapantz said:

    Getting rained off from my building work now.. :(

    Snowing in Poole again..

     

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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.
    1 hour ago, Dorsetbred said:

    Snowing in Poole again..

     

    Just made up my last batch of mortar, and the heavens opened! There's an inch of water where i've stripped the turf.  l_speedboat.gif

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  • Location: Newton Poppleford, Devon, UK
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, Snow, High Winds.
  • Location: Newton Poppleford, Devon, UK
    1 minute ago, Mapantz said:

    Just made up my last batch of mortar, and the heavens opened! There's an inch of water where i've stripped the turf.  l_speedboat.gif

    Rain? Not hail or snow like everywhere else? LOL.

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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.
    1 minute ago, William Grimsley said:

    Rain? Not hail or snow like everywhere else? LOL.

    Mostly rain. but there is some icy splats mixed in.

    The temp has plummeted..

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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 finished the jobs I wanted to do today.. at 9pm..  Cherna-facepalm.gif

    Finished up with 6.2mm of rain. It's chilly now, currently at 3.1°C

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  • Location: Ampney Crucis, Nr. Cirencester
  • Location: Ampney Crucis, Nr. Cirencester

    -2.8 here this morning, ground white with frost, so much for getting up early to do some crop spraying!!!

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  • Location: Between Sidmouth and Exeter
  • Location: Between Sidmouth and Exeter

    A min of -2.7C here which is pretty low for late April...

    The fresh Beech leaves in my neighbours hedge were a bit frosted.

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