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2 minutes ago, Sunshineandshowers84 said:

Can now hear Thunder from EK

I moved from Croftfoot to Gourock last July...raging right now! 😂

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Can hear the thunder here coming from the area way off to the east.

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4 minutes ago, Sunshineandshowers84 said:

Can now hear Thunder from EK

Heard nowt , window is open .

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Posted (edited)

I can hear thunder in the distance 🌩

Edited by Allyw12

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Big storms South/Southeast of Glasgow - plenty of lighting incoming! 

@scott125 stick yer head further out the window! 😃

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Posted (edited)

First lightning flash!  

Ever had an absolute Vodka/diet coke/ice/slice of lime, jump out of your glass and fall straight back in again?  I got such a fright with that last clap of thunder that mine just did!:oldlaugh:

I refuse to part with this night cap, as it has been well-earned today!

Edited by Blitzen

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Maximum of 29C which is the warmest in July since 1984 for Glasgow airport. Not a repeat of the 30+ last year but still among the warmest days in my lifetime and I suspect we'll see more 29+ days in the coming decades than we've seen over the past 20 years. Last year was the first since 1995 to reach 29 and one year later it's happened again. It clouded over a buit this afternoon which perhaps limited temperatures. This year has been the opposite of last year which saw a quick changeover from a cold winter to a warm summer. This year has been much more up and down with alternating spells of warm/cold dry/wet. However this year hasn't been without interest with exceptional record warmth in February, a notable warm spell in April - this summer has already produced two exceptional heatwaves in parts of Europe - continuing a trend over the past few years. The extent, regularity and ease of records being broken is disconcerting and are a sign of things to come. To have 20C+ in winter and com close to all time record today should be cause for concern. It seems the climate system is in flux and the volatile nature of the weather in recent years has almost become normal - the contrast between the beast from the east and record warm in February is an example of the extremes and lack of middle ground in our new climate. 

 

The all time UK record stays though the July record has gone and Edinburgh had a record high (a year after Glasgow possibly broke it's own record). Temperatures in the high 20s and low 30s are just about bearable but I wouldn't want much more than 1 day of such temperatures (low-mid 20s are fine). Despite the heatwaves, it's hasn't been a great summer (last year was better in terms of prolonged warm, sunny, dry conditions with little humidity). 

 

The thunderstorm the other night failed to live up to it's potential here (a big standard storm with a few rumbles and one flash of lightning). July 2015 was similar with little activity here - it seems homegrown daytime thunderstorms are more reliable than overnight storms that lose energy moving north. for producing  It seems the east has faired better this year fir storms (I wonder if that's to do with steering currents, a more favourable atmosphere for storms, factors such as topography) with the lothians and Fife getting the brunt of the storm. It just goes to show that no two storms are the same and one or two factors can determine how intense and thunderstorm becomes and where they occur. Tuesday night here was more notable for temperatures dropping no lower than 19C.

 

I expect tonight will be similar with more activity to the east. Given the prospect of severe thunderstorms I'm probably glad it'll miss here but hopefully a good light show here and those who are in the firing line enjoy the storms safely and post pics and videos. I can't recall experiencing supercell thunderstorm (I wonder how this set up compares to past events like May 2006) and I'm not aware of too many supercells in Scotland. I do have a few questions about tonight: how do you identify a supercell to ordinary storms, where in a supercell are tornadoes likely to the form, other than supercells are we looking at short-lived scattered single-cell storms or multi-cellular storms. 

 

Currently it's a pleasant, but humid, evening with largely clear skies other than some patches of speckled clouds (which I presume are signs of instability). I think I. An see the anvil of a cumulonimbus cloud to the SE. Hopefully it'll stay clear enough to see these storms from a distance.

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Apparently a lightning strike to the north of the island I'm currently on! 

 

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Never got too hot today here with the breeze off the sea. Max23.4C. However thunder rumbling away to our South now and getting louder and more frequent. There have been spits and spots of rain but has just turned very heavy.

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Nice view looking towards east Kilbride 🌩️🌩️🌩️🌩️

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44 minutes ago, Sunshineandshowers84 said:

Can see big storm clouds SE of East Kilbride. Otherwise still sunny evening here and perfect for an outside drink. 

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Looks very similar to view i have ha

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5 minutes ago, Ross B said:

Nice view looking towards east Kilbride 🌩️🌩️🌩️🌩️

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I've got a similar view. Possibly the largest anvil I've ever seen and I think I can see what appears to be mamautus clouds. No lightning or thunder.

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Was just bringing in the washing and we seem to be under edge of what you are seeing. (Ignore my neighbours paintwork)

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Driving home after work at 5pm the temperature was mostly 30 Deg C - 27 Deg C 

However on the M9 passing Grangemouth it was reading 34 Deg C, so to experience this heat I turned off the air con and opened the windae and it felt like when ye step aff the plane on yer holidays!😁

Thunder has been banging aboot mostly tae the East of here, Kelty direction and beyond!

Big Innes

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We're in South West France, in a tent, under the red bit. 

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A few rumbles and a splash of rain and that's it.

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Warmest day of the year (so far) here today with a high of 26.3°C. Muggy but also a decent breeze this arvo. 

We've had the odd distant rumble of thunder over the past hour and then just in the last few mins, a couple that were appreciably louder and nearer.

Bring it on! ⚡⛈️⚡⛈️🌩️😁

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9 minutes ago, Kirkcaldy Weather said:

@Norrance you getting any hail?

Nope. Worst (or best) seems to have gone passed to my West with some also out to sea. Very dark again to the South right now though.

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1 minute ago, Norrance said:

Nope. Worst (or best) seems to have gone passed to my West with some also out to sea. Very dark again to the South right now though.

looked like 2 cells on top of/near Dundee on the radar with intense hail cores, still hoping for something to develop but so far been disappointing here given the setup, maybe something during darkness as the cold front approaches from the west

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Those cells fair rattled through here, however just seemed to die as they passed. A few cloud to ground strikes, a few minutes of intense rainfall and loss of Internet for a while. 

 

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2 minutes ago, Kirkcaldy Weather said:

looked like 2 cells on top of/near Dundee on the radar with intense hail cores, still hoping for something to develop but so far been disappointing here given the setup, maybe something during darkness as the cold front approaches from the west

Ah, so we can sustain our false hope for a few more hours? 😂

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1 minute ago, CatchMyDrift said:

Ah, so we can sustain our false hope for a few more hours? 😂

:oldlaugh: not every forecast will go to plan (and I dont claim to be an expert and think I have done reasonably well with my other forecasts so far this summer) the only reason I can think might have stopped / killed off the storms is the slight east flow that has been present through today which I have seen happen many a time here, yes thats right Kirkcaldy has not always been a thunderstorm hot spot :oldrofl: when I watched the radar and saw that supercellular storm moving up towards us I though to myself "this will be @CatchMyDrift's thunderstorm finally" :oops:

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Yeah it’s been disappointing country wide I think esp with the intense heat ... still can’t complain here

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