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Convective/Storm Discussion Thread - 19th May 2018 onwards

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1 minute ago, James86 said:

Same here just been woken up by thunder. 

Lol its still fairly quiet here in Shirley although the distant grumblings of thunder are getting louder...

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Not a sausage here all night, saw a few very distant flashes from the Reading storm last night and that was it. Lets hope today delivers for this area

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I also managed to only have 2 hours sleep then was woken by near continuous rolls of thunder . rained really hard for 5 minutes and now its just suddenly stopped . 

Think id better try and get more sleep before the next lot kicks off !!

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Woah horsey! Just checked the 10 day forecast that defaults for London .. 113mm in 3 hours 

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The main activity did a masterful job of avoiding Bournemouth last and again this morning!

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Nice to see Shropshire doing well out of this so far!

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Sorry i did not get back to those who asked where I was last night. I left my phone in the car as I filmed lightning coming in from the SE towards the Isle of Wight as I was situated just east of Bournemouth and just west of IOW in a place called Milford on Sea. Lots of lightning but the storm actually missed me to the east by a couple of miles. Still got lots of strobe lightning a and a few bolts from it with moderate thunder. 

I then went in to full chase mode and chased it towards Salisbury but the lack of major fast route put pay to me catching it up before it died.

My attention was now on the SE and London where storms had really kicked off and were pushing NW. I headed north towards my home land in the hope of intercepting them, which I eventually did around 100 miles north in and around Coventry/Warwick. 

These storms were pulsing up and down along a line pushing NW. At times there were frequent flashes, lots of IC bolts and some lovely close CG's. There was also torrential rain and hail which was awesome to drive through on the M69 when accompanied by bright flashes of lightning. I eventually stopped off at Leicester Forest East services where I filmed the storms moving away, but not before I got a close CG bolt on camera with ground shaking thunder. I have hours of footage to edit.

However I will not be editing today as today offers more opportunity for chasing! I hope most of you got somewhat of a storm fix last night but if not then we do it all again today, but maybe in slightly different places. I am hoping my home may get something as it remained totally dry here last night. To be honest though I think the main risk is just to my south and west. Even so, no need for me to drive hundreds of miles today... 20 to 30 miles into the Midlands should do it.

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15 minutes ago, neil_b said:

Nice to see Shropshire doing well out of this so far!

Well Shrewsbury has done well, Telford's storm sheild is still powered up lol! 

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No need for a shield here well away from the action. Will have to wait too see what happens in June and July, August

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Hi all,,just recently joined. I must say I'm insanely jealous of the show alot of yous got last night, was glued to to the charts and lightning maps all night hoping that something may head up towards n.Ireland.....but it wasn't to be! 

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 Well I gave up on that lot this morning and had some sleep now maybe something else heading my way. Already a lot closer th anything earlier on. 30 miles away now. 

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3 minutes ago, Tom dewey likes thunder said:

Is it sunny In Dorset and Southampton ?

Sun is trying to break through. 

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Not difficult to guess where I live.

Hint: The gap. :laugh:

Hope those who had storms enjoyed it!

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Sleep abandoned now pencilled in for Monday !!

Woke up again , another set of storms approaching , it's like a conveyor belt of short storms at the moment .

Last lot of rain was torrential with hail .

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15 minutes ago, Tom dewey likes thunder said:

Is it sunny In Dorset and Southampton ?

Sunny with little cloud in Weymouth area.

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How do I make the file size on a video smaller so I can post?

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48 minutes ago, Shane Wheeldon said:

Well Shrewsbury has done well, Telford's storm sheild is still powered up lol! 

Yet 6 miles away in Wenlock in an elevated south facing position I’ve had hours of thunder and lightning between 0200-0400 and this morning from about 0600.  Still nothing in Telford? I thought from the radar some of these recent cellls were tracking to my North.

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Shrewsbury has had some thunder and lighting but most has gone everywhere possible around Shrewsbury. Or stop before hitting, you coudnt make it up lol.

At one point lighting strikes all around Shrewsbury but nothing over head 

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21 minutes ago, Chris K said:

Not difficult to guess where I live.

Hint: The gap. :laugh:

Hope those who had storms enjoyed it!

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Apart from distant rumbles of thunder, and one flash of lightning, we had nothing else again.

Don't understand why that gap appears, very strange.

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11 minutes ago, Tom dewey likes thunder said:

I waiting for it to sunny come here in Long hedge valley state outside Salisbury in Wiltshire and to see if any more thunderstorms pop up.

There's a cell rumbling through here now Tom. It should be on it's way to you.

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