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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 today's lightning and rainfall totals..

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    Popped out with the camera after finishing work yesterday at 5:45pm. Got onto the storm which passed through Malton when it was near Sledmere in the Yorkshire Wolds. Visually, it appeared supercellula

    A few shots of the storm tonight using iLightningCam app.

    BIG storm went over here earlier, only just got power back on. Trees down and roads flooded in the Malton area, never seen anything quite like it, absolute carnage. Unfortunately my weather stati

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  • Location: Chesterfield, North Derbyshire 100m ASL
  • Location: Chesterfield, North Derbyshire 100m ASL
    3 minutes ago, John Hodgson said:

    That storm is likely further away than you think. It can be very deceptive when the cloud tops are so high. 

    Yes that is it

    Remember last year or the year before when Peterborough got hit one evening by a huge storm. You could see the clouds lighting up from here in Chesterfield 60 miles away

     

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  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

    Was so hopeful that the storm would push up further in our direction and not a sharp turn east wards

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  • Location: Hoyland,barnsley,south yorkshire(100m asl)
  • Weather Preferences: severe storms,snow wind and ice
  • Location: Hoyland,barnsley,south yorkshire(100m asl)

    This is what i went to chase earlier to my east and i am glad that i did:D

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  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...
  • Weather Preferences: extremes n snow
  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...

    Stunning sunset of the cloud tops over Leicester,  watched the clouds at 40,000ft glow and sparkle with lightning as it moves towards Peterborough. 

    Can't post photos as I havnt found out how to replace photobucket yet.....

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  • Location: South Norfolk, 44 m ASL.
  • Weather Preferences: Not a fan of heatstroke.
  • Location: South Norfolk, 44 m ASL.
    Just now, Chrystal said:

    That explains it them must be the stuff up past Leicester/ Peterborough area

    Absolutely - my estimate of 30 miles very very conservative.  Earlier today, I was having storms here in South Norfolk, and a member here from Whaley Bridge in the Peak District was able to see the cloud anvils (same as your video), though he was at nearly 700 feet above sea level and had an uninterrupted view to his south-east, which enabled him to see the storm I was experiencing which he estimated was 140 miles from his location.  Obviously, the closer you are to the surrounding countryside, the closer your horizon will be, but I'd not be surprised if those weren't the sttorm in the East Midlands.

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  • Location: East Hants
  • Weather Preferences: Supercells n snow
  • Location: East Hants

    Evening all! Haven't had time to keep up with net-weather, storms, radars or much weather-related unfortunately. Was driving home from Surrey earlier though and saw a YUGE cell and I mean *explosive* convection like I had never seen before.....classic pileus cap and then incus anvil on what presumably was the North London-Essex cell. But while I was stuck in traffic, I had lightningmaps and net-weather's radar on my phone and noticed while the radar was positive around 6-7PM (looked very heavy precip) - the lightningmaps was showing around 4 - 10 strikes per min which is nothing. Was tempted to chase storm but made the right call I think driving home. 

     

    Now it's all kicking off over Lincs and the north. Who are these people that keep saying the South-East get the most storms? It's East bloomin Kent which gets the imports and no where else in the SE. I've said for years that the midlands going up to the north-east (Lincs in particular) always get massive supercells that develop in the home counties/midlands and push north-easterly. 

     

     

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  • Location: Darlington
  • Weather Preferences: Warm dry summers
  • Location: Darlington

    And still Darlington misses out got strikes and thunder a matter of a few miles north

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  • Location: Dereham, Norfolk
  • Location: Dereham, Norfolk
    3 minutes ago, Summer Sun said:

    And still Darlington misses out got strikes and thunder a matter of a few miles north

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    Looks like its going to be a bust here aswell, either going to have all of it go North or all but one go North and one go to the South.. I'm still staying up to see if i get any distant flashes though haha, never know anything could happen 

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  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
    2 minutes ago, Louthweather said:

    A few shots of the storm tonight using iLightningCam app.

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    Nice catch, think that's it for us now, they have gone East and not directly towards us 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.

    Some nice cloud top stats on those storms..

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  • Location: Bridlington East yorkshire
  • Weather Preferences: Love snow
  • Location: Bridlington East yorkshire

    The storm near hull will I be able to see flashes in Bridlington from it .?

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  • Location: King’s Lynn, Norfolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Hot and Thundery, Cold and Snowy
  • Location: King’s Lynn, Norfolk.

    Absolutely incredible here! My friend has got a cracking CG shot. I'll ask her permission to share it soon! I've got some footage, but there will be more to come! Constant flashing all around!! 

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  • Location: Benfleet, South Essex
  • Weather Preferences: Sunny and breezy with a bit of cloud, about 20C
  • Location: Benfleet, South Essex
    2 minutes ago, Aiden2012 said:

    The storm near hull will I be able to see flashes in Bridlington from it .?

    As long as your view in that direction is unobstructed I'd say so :) 

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  • Location: Peterborough N.Cambridgeshire
  • Location: Peterborough N.Cambridgeshire

    Despite the storm appears to be just N of Peterborough im still seeing some impressive lightning.

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  • Location: spalding, sth lincs
  • Location: spalding, sth lincs
    Just now, TEITS said:

    Despite the storm appears to be just N of Peterborough im still seeing some impressive lightning.

    storm has passed north east of here, decent lightening but storm wont make my top 5

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  • Location: Bridlington East yorkshire
  • Weather Preferences: Love snow
  • Location: Bridlington East yorkshire
    1 minute ago, Jcweather said:

    As long as your view in that direction is unobstructed I'd say so :) 

    I was thinking of going to seafront 

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  • Location: Hoyland,barnsley,south yorkshire(100m asl)
  • Weather Preferences: severe storms,snow wind and ice
  • Location: Hoyland,barnsley,south yorkshire(100m asl)
    1 minute ago, East_England_Stormchaser91 said:

    Absolutely incredible here! My friend has got a cracking CG shot. I'll ask her permission to share it soon! I've got some footage, but there will be more to come! Constant flashing all around!! 

    Are you in Spalding or Peterborough EES?

    looks like Boston is the best bet at the moment.

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  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
  • Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire
    1 minute ago, sparky1972 said:

    storm has passed north east of here, decent lightening but storm wont make my top 5

    We had some good Thunder and Lightning for a time, could have been so much better though if the lof from Newark didnt suddenly turn East or quiet down as it approached us

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  • Location: Southampton
  • Location: Southampton

    Well I gave it a good go bit after over 3hrs waiting in McDonald's near Newbury I called it a BUST as the cold front went over and the wind swung to the west.

    Always next time 

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  • Location: Darlington 63 m or 206ft above sea level
  • Weather Preferences: Cold, Snow, Storms, Snow Thunder, Supercells, all weather extremes
  • Location: Darlington 63 m or 206ft above sea level

    Torrential here 

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  • Location: Benson, Oxfordshire
  • Location: Benson, Oxfordshire
    12 minutes ago, UKSupercell said:

    Evening all! Haven't had time to keep up with net-weather, storms, radars or much weather-related unfortunately. Was driving home from Surrey earlier though and saw a YUGE cell and I mean *explosive* convection like I had never seen before.....classic pileus cap and then incus anvil on what presumably was the North London-Essex cell. But while I was stuck in traffic, I had lightningmaps and net-weather's radar on my phone and noticed while the radar was positive around 6-7PM (looked very heavy precip) - the lightningmaps was showing around 4 - 10 strikes per min which is nothing. Was tempted to chase storm but made the right call I think driving home. 

     

    Now it's all kicking off over Lincs and the north. Who are these people that keep saying the South-East get the most storms? It's East bloomin Kent which gets the imports and no where else in the SE. I've said for years that the midlands going up to the north-east (Lincs in particular) always get massive supercells that develop in the home counties/midlands and push north-easterly. 

     

     

    I always get shouted down when I say this, but anywhere NE of Milton Keynes gets more action than most

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