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I wonder if the storms entering the UK in the SW and the storms currently over thw S will 'blow' up as the sun sets... great watching nevertheless! 

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There is a clump of CB's forming north of the channel islands.

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1 minute ago, Panayiotis said:

I wonder if the storms entering the UK in the SW and the storms currently over thw S will 'blow' up as the sun sets... great watching nevertheless! 

They will.

Most of the fun doesnt start till 11ish.

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I getting a bit of rain from this part of cloud but no thunder over here 

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A new cell forming just off the Cherbourg Peninsula.  Let's see how this develops...

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Bloody hell go for a shower and there's 48 posts to read :shok:

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1 minute ago, Allseasons-si said:

There is a clump of CB's forming north of the channel islands.

Yep. I often neglect looking at the satellite! 

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First time ive managed to give this badboy a go!

BEEP DAMNIT!  BEEEEEP!

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15 minutes ago, Ed Stone said:

It might not work with your wee'un, Beka...But I took mine to the window (when she was one!) and told her to watch for the pretty lights...?:D

Jess is 5. I dragged her in the garden :-D We tidiedi the toys in the garden together in the rain lol. RAin getting lighter here now so its beginning to go off to Basingstoke etc.

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4 minutes ago, VillagePlank said:

I'm changing my name to Mr A31, then.

That's an improvement on any of Pitbull's nicknames. 

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I put a few links up to Coverack area earlier today and discussed how it just never stopped torrential rain

but this looks awful for the folks living there...

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/cornwall-flooding-swathes-of-water-sweep-through-coverack-village-as-flash-floods-hit-south-coast-a3590931.html

Some even more mad videos on Twitter

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5 minutes ago, Panayiotis said:

I wonder if the storms entering the UK in the SW and the storms currently over thw S will 'blow' up as the sun sets... great watching nevertheless! 

That's always a good possibility

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3 minutes ago, mulzy said:

A new cell forming just off the Cherbourg Peninsula.  Let's see how this develops...

Where's it heading? North or north east?

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Sky slowly getting darker. Also just had my pre-storm headache that I sometimes get come on...

 

All eyes on that rain pushing up through Kent, but is only rain at this moment in time

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new cells seem to be forming on the southeast edge of the MCS. It'll be dark within the next hour so fingers crossed!

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Just now, Jcweather said:

Sky slowly getting darker. Also just had my pre-storm headache that I sometimes get come on...

I get that, too. Not sure it's just confirmation bias relating to unreasonable excitement about seeing a giant spark fall out of the sky, though.

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thunder heard 

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Met Office and BBC going for heavy rain for a short time at 10pm, followed by heavy rain at 2am for two hours here in Rochester.

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I believe I just heard a distant rumble or two here in St Albans. 

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Awesome @Surrey

The Hants/Surrey cell certainly trying to spread its wings further east based on Blitzortung 

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