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Seems the rain and the storms jumped Kent and north of us is getting the goods. It's just cruel now 😭

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Dunstable got a good snow cover but melted in the afternoon. Hills around the area did ok. I drove to the highest point in the Chiltrens to have my snow fix. Some photos from Wendover Wood this mornin

Nice bit of snow here this morning, so that means it won’t go down as one of the worst winters I can remember but only by the skin of its teeth . Photos below ?

Shower cloud lit up nicely by the low sun earlier this evening north of Heathrow where I work.

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Couple of big cells across the SE/Anglia region! The developing storm over Colchester/Halstead looks to be heading my way.....can i get a hit in an hour or so?

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5 minutes ago, mb018538 said:

Couple of big cells across the SE/Anglia region! The developing storm over Colchester/Halstead looks to be heading my way.....can i get a hit in an hour or so?

Easing off now, was a good little storm while it lasted. Hope it makes it to you.

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4 minutes ago, TomSE12 said:

Morning all,

Well that was about the most uncomfortable Night for sleeping, I can ever remember.

No surprise, with an actual Temperature of around 24c, for some of the Night and a Dew Point of 17c/18c, here in S.E.London. Hideous!!

Finally dropped off to sleep, around 3 AM. My Wife at one point, sat bolt upright, complaining she couldn't breath.

How anyone can enjoy these overnight minima, is beyond me.

To my mind, they must be some sort of Masochist.

Regarding Sunnijim's comments above, I made a Post the other Day about this very matter.

I can confirm that in the 1960's/70's, French imported T/Storms were likely to occur every Summer.

It was one such event in June 1966, that marked the start of my Brontophobia.

I lived in Bromley, N.W.Kent, at the time.

Our local Paper, reported that 3 T/Storms clashed over the area, that particular Night.

That sounds like a crude way of suggesting that an MCS was responsible.

The violent T/Storm(s) began around Midnight and was still rumbling away at 6 AM.

As I stated the other Day, I spoke about this very subject to local Meteorologist Ian Currie, last Summer.

We'd both noticed how strong the Azores High had been in recent Summers, throwing a Ridge N.E., towards the Biscay area, and forcing instability further East over N.France. This has only allowed the briefest of glancing blows from a "Kent Clipper", to excite those Brontophiles out there.  

"Remains" from last Night's Le Havre Storm finally crossed the Channel but left its Sferics, on the French side.

But the overhang of cloud from that, has already broken up, and the Sun is streaming through our Lounge windows, as I type.

The Fax Chart below, for Midnight tonight, should provide some interest  for the Region's Storm lovers.

A Trough, possibly marking a line of convergence, straddled along the Thames Estuary.

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On another subject, I'd like to wish any Members/Visitors awaiting their "A" Level results, the very best of luck.

My own Great Niece, is eagerly awaiting her results.

Regards,

Tom.  :hi:

Climate change !?. I recall the 80s and 90s storms along the south coast. Violent storms and torrential rain from France. Now we seem to get murky drizzle. I recall the snow drifts too in winter, now just fable to have happened.

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1 hour ago, snowblind said:

Well quite a contrast to yesterday morning. Low cloud and a northerly breeze dare I say it almost feels a bit chilly.

Dare to say it, it's flipping cold out there 😕 

 

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1 minute ago, Norfolk Sheep said:

Dare to say it, it's flipping cold out there 😕 

 

Yeah, but we've just had a storm so go figure.

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6 minutes ago, Tony111 said:

Climate change !?. I recall the 80s and 90s storms along the south coast. Violent storms and torrential rain from France. Now we seem to get murky drizzle. I recall the snow drifts too in winter, now just fable to have happened.

I would think so, yes: it seems as if plumes have gotten so big, these past few years, that all the associated peripheral storms have ended up in Scotland...? The 'glory days', when one or two hot days were invariably followed by a heat low and a cold front, coming up from the SW (who recalls late June 1974?) seem to be well and truly over!😭

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Kent seems crap for homegrown storms and totally reliant on French imports.  Normally all I have to do is drive to the coast but might have to go west as the Pet Shop Boys advised.

That sausage shaped Moderate area in Hampshire looks inviting.

 

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I'm excited! Looking at that radar it seems a storm will hit the Cambridge area soon.  It's so misty, dull and a bit chilly this morning.

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Had the air con on all night yet again, the heat is getting unbearable. Woke up and noticed it had rained at some point. If the area info on my fan is correct the humidity here must be some sort of new record for Ashford.

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20 minutes ago, General Cluster said:

I would think so, yes: it seems as if plumes have gotten so big, these past few years, that all the associated peripheral storms have ended up in Scotland...? The 'glory days', when one or two hot days were invariably followed by a heat low and a cold front, coming up from the SW (who recalls late June 1974?) seem to be well and truly over!😭

I don’t remember 1974 as I was only a toddler but those ‘classic’ hot spells followed by violent thunderstorms occurred quite frequently for the region back in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. A flabby heat low with a cold front moving up from the SW always gave the best storms, although sometimes they’d come in from the SE and could be particularly vicious (roofs blown off from lightning strikes). 

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8 minutes ago, stainesbloke said:

I don’t remember 1974 as I was only a toddler but those ‘classic’ hot spells followed but violent thunderstorms occurred quite frequently for the region back in the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. A flabby heat low with a cold front moving up from the SW always gave the best storms, although sometimes they’d come in from the SE and could be particularly vicious (roofs blown off from lightning strikes). 

Hello, SB...Yes, that was a stonker: from clear blue skies (I even thought I could photosynthisise back then!:olddoh:) to C-G lightning in less than one hour!

Where oh where have all our thunderstorms gone!?😭

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It’s so dark here I can’t believe it!
 

This picture doesn’t do it justice due to camera light filters etc, but the outside lights at work have come on as it’s like sunset levels of darkness. Eerie.

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Just 0.8mm of rain the total from last night. And another tropical night with the min 20.3C

Feeling hot again this morning now, already at 26.4C, but more cloud around, and a breeze from the NE.

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9 minutes ago, Froze were the Days said:

Still flippin' dry here...missed what storms which were to the north,

Had just a couple of minutes of rain in SWF while I jealously looked at that storm to the north. So at least I got something.

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1 hour ago, Lauren said:

Seems the rain and the storms jumped Kent and north of us is getting the goods. It's just cruel now 😭

Something needs to change in the atmosphere for anything South of Ashford to get in on todays action,we are importing no end of detritus off the continent at the moment,large banks of cloud and decaying cells arriving on the coast as drizzle!

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