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Storms and Convective Discussion - 25th June 2019 onwards

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36 minutes ago, Pat Butcher said:

What an absolute privilege last night was, eh?

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Ha ... see that tiny corner of inactivity in the SE 😂

Slept like a baby ...

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Well that was pretty epic for more or less the whole country. Wasn't expecting us in Suffolk to get in on the act but a very welcome and pleasant surprise. 

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NW showing more lightning for my area in Wendover Bucks tomorrow night but no other models showing anything?

Are we in for a round 2? 

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Had to make do with watching the action on webcams from my..blissfully cool air conditioned hotel room in Crete, but blimey it looked like you guys had a good night.

 

 

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Posted (edited)

😞

 

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Edited by LightningLover

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6 hours ago, Monkeypants said:

it was just all around neighbours must think i am nuts in the street spinning round looking in all directions😂

I was looking out the window head hanging out like a shaggy dog. My neighbor went out next door and we were shouting out to each other lol

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56 minutes ago, Reevesie1 said:

Ha ... see that tiny corner of inactivity in the SE 😂

Slept like a baby ...

I was in the empty spot in the north east. No thunder, also slept through any lightning in the distance. 😞

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Posted (edited)

Well that was fun!

Wasn't expecting the storms to come so close....literally...

 

 

Edited by tomp456

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32 minutes ago, Sun & Tanned said:

NW showing more lightning for my area in Wendover Bucks tomorrow night but no other models showing anything?

Are we in for a round 2? 

Hopefully - and this time I won’t sit under the blinking thing getting blasted with gamma rads and risking electrocution 😅

BBC local weather mentioned nothing of it though earlier, just talking about the potential record breaking heat - so I don’t know for certain

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7 minutes ago, Nice Ice Babe said:

I was in the empty spot in the north east. No thunder, also slept through any lightning in the distance. 😞

Me to absolutely gutted can't remember the last time we got a storm here

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19 minutes ago, LightningLover said:

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Same for me mate! Can’t believe this lol 🤣 however I stayed awake and saw constant flickering out west from the main area of storms as I’m in south London. Had some heavy rain for just under an hour and one massive lightning strike above me producing some booming thunder but I saw nothing of what other people saw

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5 minutes ago, TheToastPeople said:

Well that was rather spectacular for the uk!! Never seen so much lightning over bedford. I walked for 2 hours to get to the nearest hill, then waited. Was well worth the walk!! Got rather wet though 

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well done you! I think we did pretty well last night.

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6 minutes ago, Dami said:

well done you! I think we did pretty well last night.

I think alot of people did too! All eyes on tomorrow night now...

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49 minutes ago, LightningLover said:

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The SE tip is battered by thunderstorms during most events. Let us have our rare moment of fun.  😂

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Well overall a good night for storm lovers - even for us here in the East! We had 2 rounds - the first gave some decent fork lightning displays, the 2nd a bit more intense, with some small hail mixed in. It was great for sure - whilst not being the most intense storms I've witnessed here, the worst of the thunder heads seemed further North/East, whilst the characteristics of the storms seemed quite elevated in nature generally from what I saw,. Haven't yet seen any large hail/wind damage reports yet so maybe severe weather was limited? 

There were plenty of doubters on here earlier in the thread for Eastern England but as I said, the early development in Central Northern France proved to be pivotal in extending the storms further east, and so it proved! 

There are strong signals for some storm potential in Eastern England tomorrow, and with the uplifted heat, we could be seeing some very tasty storms tomorrow evening in SE/East Anglia.... especially if initiation commences late afternoon/evening. With those temperatures I'd imagine large hail and severe threats would be prominent if initiation gets going early enough. One to watch. 

 

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1 minute ago, Stabilo19 said:

The SE tip is battered by thunderstorms during most events. Let us have our rare moment of fun.  😂

i fell asleep just before it hit ;-;

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Posted (edited)

Sadly in the one part of the country that didn't see much action - this was Reigate Hill. Obviously no Tripod and what i forgot i had anti shake on (doh!).

Nothing like as good as last year for me 😞

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Edited by Steve Shears

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