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SE and East Anglia general weather discussion 26/03/2018 onwards

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4 hours ago, Team Squirrel said:

The rumble and strobing is constant with occasional shotgun, longest, noisiest storm in years...and my partner is managing to sleep like a baby though this!!! How does he do it????

There is no let up here at all. Torrential rain now.

To be fair it wasn't that noisy just a lot of constant rumbles. Not one shotgun thunder heard here just down the road but some fantastic IC forks seen, which was great

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That was an impressive storm that lasted a good few hours. Reminded me of the good old 80s night time storms. 

Just constant lightning and constant deep rumbles of thunder. My son who is 12 loves storms and was shocked at the amount of lightning lol 

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It was great and every part of it was reminiscent of the 80's. Night time with some crashy booms and forks amongst the strobing which lasted a few hours. pure joy! Let's have some more please :) all summer please :) lol

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38 minutes ago, Mr Snowy said:

Did i sleep though a decent storm ? Or did just miss me and not even wet outside.

Wondering the same here, been up all night here in Chelmsford and it's bone dry and not a single rumble of thunder heard, in fact I wouldn't have known there were any storms at all the past few hours if I hadn't of read this thread lol

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So my 1 yr old slept through all the storms but step on a creaky floorboard and she’s wide awake lol. Cracking storms here in north Kent. The hail was crazy 

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What a beaut of a storm that was,hoping for round 2 tonight

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Morning all. Only thing that woke me was...  Yes....the wind 🙄. A real reminder of the 80s, 1987 to be precise.

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Sunny yesterday, a stunning light show overnight and have woken up this morning to more sunshine.

This weekend isn't going too badly is it. :)

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Omg I can’t believe what I missed stuck up here in Yorkshire. (I’m on holiday so shouldn’t complain too much) The videos from last night are amazing! 

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I was under the impression that today was the best chance down here, looking at the latest forecasts it would appear not, looks like things have changed.

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Well what a great nite last the lightning was awesome 

 

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Estofex have a level 2 out for a lot of southern UK today through until tomorrow morning. I still think we are in with the potential for further 'thundery showers' but I'd be surprised if we see a more active system pass through than that of last night! Working in the catering industry, I can assure you bank holiday weekends are the busiest and I only managed to get five minutes storm watching last night before I packed it in and went to bed. Boo! Would welcome another storm in the early afternoon today, even just to give me working relief! Too humid!

Hope everyone enjoyed some popcorn lightning anyway.

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I have now moved to East Midlands and sat looking at Blitzortung last night feeling incredibly jealous of the storms, though not of the heat. 

To be fair, doggy would have been beside himself and I would have had no sleep.

Anyhow, I'll bigger back off to the Midlands forum now. Have a great Bank Holiday!

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Someone on my community FB page wrote "The world is coming to an end!". Certainly felt like it in the Wycombe valleys last night!!

I wonder how accurate a strike on lightningmaps is? If so, nearest strike was across the road and there were 5 or 6 strikes in the valley but I'm guessing the dots on the map are an estimate?

Can't remember the last time a storm made glad I was indoors, just hope that hard rain hasn't flattened my seedings.

What a night. What will today bring?

 

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That was quite some night, although the storms veered off west before reaching me (Suffolk). Apparently 15,000 strikes in the SE and 50,000 over Southern Britain. This morning's video tweet from Matt Taylor shows how it all developed. https://twitter.com/MetMattTaylor/status/1000601260503064576

Here's a couple of stills from the video showing the evening and overnight:

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I thought it was a good forecast from Convective Weather yesterday. Here's their forecast from the morning and then shown again with the actual strikes marked:

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An explanation of their probability percentages: 638617296_ConvectiveOutlookProbabilityTable.thumb.jpg.dad502ac869b2062bd03ae7d2fadcb34.jpg

And here's their forecast for today. I've shown the NMM CAPE & Lifted Index for 15.00 alongside which shows a good deal of instability developing this afternoon. But it's worth reading the Convective Weather analysis which explains the limiting factors at play, indicating less widespread and more scattered storms today.

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Last night for me was hands down the most active storms I've seen in the UK personally.. Absolutely unreal what a night.. I have to say I was not expecting soemthing like that last week reading the charts.. Absolutely insane 

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Well that was incredible. Mainly CC lightning but constant and deep booms. Beat last year's storm. Best one in years. I'll try and get a video up.

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Still waiting for a repeat of 2015 although that was July. Rare to get anything reasonably interesting before then.

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Absolutely stunning last night, very similar to US storms in terms of lightning frequency! Let’s hope we get more of that this season! 😊

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I think that last night  was best storms I’ve ever seen ⚡⚡⚡

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Believe it or not, the atmosphere still feels, and looks, primed! It’s still very humid, and there’s lots of AcCas floating around too. Current temp. 18.3C Dew point 15.7C

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40 minutes ago, Surrey said:

Last night for me was hands down the most active storms I've seen in the UK personally.. Absolutely unreal what a night.. I have to say I was not expecting soemthing like that last week reading the charts.. Absolutely insane 

So our area copped it? I’m gutted! Got about an hour of very frequent strobe-like lightning here and lots of muted thunder around midnight, but not overhead. 

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Storm shield in action last night....

got a chance of something tomorrow though!

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