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Bicester, Oxfordshire Storm, 27/08/2016

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Hello all,

After looking at the gfs charts on netweather and reading Tony Gilbert's outlook, I decided to drive to Bicester, Oxfordshire.

I arrived at about 2.15pm and then found out I had just missed a storm, I then looked at the radar and realized a massive mcs was taking place. After half an hour and seeing a couple of distant
lightning strikes I decided to drive further up the road. I was not disappointed to see a great gust front in the bucknell area and found a spot to park.

The video shows everything I saw, including the large chunk of tree half way along what I think is called Bicester Road, in Bucknell ?. I then went on to Northampton, Peterborough and ended up in hunstanton to see a departing storm out to sea. Spoke to a chap on the beach at Hunstanton and he said he had never seen a storm like it before.

Video here, apologies for the rain and wipers, watch in 1080p full screen if available:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bCtnP6dLjCA

There are some large hail reports in the Oxford Mail :

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/14708960.YOUR_PICTURES__Hailstones_bigger_than_grapes_smash_glass_and_set_off_car_alarms_across_Oxfordshire___stormy_weather/
 

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8 hours ago, mickeyb44 said:

Hello all,

After looking at the gfs charts on netweather and reading Tony Gilbert's outlook, I decided to drive to Bicester, Oxfordshire.

I arrived at about 2.15pm and then found out I had just missed a storm, I then looked at the radar and realized a massive mcs was taking place. After half an hour and seeing a couple of distant
lightning strikes I decided to drive further up the road. I was not disappointed to see a great gust front in the bucknell area and found a spot to park.

The video shows everything I saw, including the large chunk of tree half way along what I think is called Bicester Road, in Bucknell ?. I then went on to Northampton, Peterborough and ended up in hunstanton to see a departing storm out to sea. Spoke to a chap on the beach at Hunstanton and he said he had never seen a storm like it before.

Video here, apologies for the rain and wipers, watch in 1080p full screen if available:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iE3n1vo3RPY&feature=youtu.be

There are some large hail reports in the Oxford Mail :

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/14708960.YOUR_PICTURES__Hailstones_bigger_than_grapes_smash_glass_and_set_off_car_alarms_across_Oxfordshire___stormy_weather/
 

I also live in Hunstanton and went down to the beach just before the big storm here, and I can back up the mans word, the town has most definitely not seen a storm like it in a very long time. Localised flooding in a few minutes with constant flashes and a low rumble that lasted a good 10-15 minutes.

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I live near Bicester and saw some cracking lightening.

 

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Good to hear you saw the Lightning, Stew. Next week is looking good for devon / midlands / lake district !

Original post edited because I got drunk a few nights ago and deleted my youtube channel........again !

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