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My piece de resistance: (drumroll please...)  

I've just been going through my phones photos from yesterday. Apart from the two oversized bras on next door's washing, this popped up: Finally got one!!

From what I understand, the current isolated storm cells have developed on a convergence wave tied into the circulation of the depression in Biscay. This "wave" will rotate and traverse slo

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17 minutes ago, Cableguy said:

Lightning seems to have died down a little other than the occasional very close strike but the rain rate has increased dramatically, local roads have surface flooding

Yep, seems to be calming down a bit here, did have a huge crack of thunder earlier, seemed to be very near.

Having said that, it's just started rumbling again!

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Loads of lightning here all around with thunder, not raining though! Extremely calm atmosphere! -Reading

The way the storms have formed is very unfamiliar if you ask me! Clearly a lot of destabilization is occurring and slowly creeping itself northwards.. 

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It's all quietened down here. Can clearly see the Bracknell and Maidenhead cells flashing away to the north east but I think the main action is perhaps over with here. Still, managed to photograph around a dozen lightning bolts of which 3 are really nice. Really happy with the results given this was my first time trying to photograph lightning in earnest (as opposed to Ernest, our local baker, who I'm sure wouldn't be keen on having lightning photographed inside him).

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51 minutes ago, slb97 said:

Woken up by some very bright lightning and heavy rain. Cat sat by the open window purring away, she loves a storm like me!

one of mine sometimes watches lightning at the window.. not tonight, shes asleep, 2 in my bedroom (got 4 cats) one was in window and has moved to my bed when storm got close, both in my room were asleep but rudely awoken then straight back to sleep again :O

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