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I've just been awoken to a lovely little storm here, with bright white/pink flashes, rolling thunder and rain thats at least torrential on my scale!! 

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This was the late evening storm as it passed over Filey. It was nice enough as it come up from Bridlington, but as it approached the coast, a real nice feeder band developed into it and it really ramp

My view of the Bude cell   Edit:excuse the washing

Very impressive lightning display here in Scotland in the early hours. I am just a amateur photographer but I am pleased with what I managed to capture. Here is a selection of all the best ones I got.

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First rumble of thunder here. Anyone catch the huge hook / rotation on the storm arriving in Brighton. I did on my phone. will try to upload later

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What a chase!
Went to Pevensey Bay to watch a couple of distant cells, didn't expect much.
Then noticed the Western cell was headed straight for the coast so intercepted it on the South Downs near Eastbourne just as it made landfall.
Very close cg's, booming thunder and torrential rain. Some spectacular lightning!
Great first chase of the year.

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I've woken up in East London with a beautiful sunrise and dark clouds approaching from the south. Unfortunately it looks like the storm is going to die before it gets here

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Good morning everyone, looks like the storms are starting the ramp up across the Home Counties already. Here in Bedford a very distinct red sky this morning and distant rain clouds although not looking too unstable at this time. 

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So did this SE England storm become a Kent Clipper ?? how did it move so far East?? I’m just getting rain here with the odd distant rumble

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18 minutes ago, Tom Jarvis said:

Ok got some insane lightning slow mo’s my best ever cg bolt here have stacks to go through when I get home 

Just did a frame by frame on that...the cows must’ve had a shock!

 

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Tropical Rainfall at the moment alas no thunder and lightning - Lol 

But nice to actually see something strengthen to our south for a change

Hoping to see at least 1 cg from this though 

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Woken at 5am by the wind ahead of the storm..very gusty for a couple of minutes before dying right back down again.

First rumbles from the Channel heard a few minutes later.

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Lol moovinng onnn cough bust..arome has a decent few hours of reasonably widespread SB activity later on, am certainly looking forward to the cloudscapes if nothing else - generally get some epic ones from this setup, cloudless skies suddenly blocked off by shooting towers, absolutely huge ones, should go totally still and quiet too and with dewpoints modelled to shoot to 18-20c over a largeish swathe, surface temperatures of course high twenties it should offer that proper calm before the storm feel!

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Well what a pleasant surprise that turned out to be!

I was awoken at around 04:30 by the steady torrential rain pounding against the conservatory roof outside my bedroom window; I was easily awoken, as it was a rather shallow sleep anyway because of the soupy heat. Before the first c-c bolt tore it's way across the sky, I just assumed it was the blob of moderate-heavy rainfall that was in the channel. I was certainly happy to be proved wrong!

After about 20 seconds of looking out of the window blurry eyes, a huge pink C-C bolt struck overhead. The resulting thunder came in strong, rolling booms. It was my favourite kind of thunder, elevated! The sky was a rather unusual pink-yellow hue as the heaviest of the rain fell. The closest strike happened at approximately 04:55, when a C-C bolt was so close and bright you could see the individual small sparks on it! After this point the rain slowly began to ease, as the core of the storm drifted slowly to the ENE.

As the rain came to a stop completely, I was treated to the unobscured view of a mixture of C-C and CG bolts, most of them a pink/white hue. Thrown in amongst these strikes was the occasional breathtaking anvil-crawler. The storm slowly rumbled away, closing the curtains on a surprisingly... hot 2-day hot spell, in the best way possible! Fingers crossed for more this convective season, and to everyone who has painfully missed out so far: No need to worry! Your time will come eventually! Have a good day everyone ?

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8 minutes ago, Paul Sherman said:

Tropical Rainfall at the moment alas no thunder and lightning - Lol 

But nice to actually see something strengthen to our south for a change

Hoping to see at least 1 cg from this though 

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A lovely rumble coincided with my alarm going off seven mins ago. Just had another distant flash/grumble now. But, as with the storms last week, I’m on the crappy light to moderate rainfall side ?

Edit - Just a saw what looked like a nice CG off to the E. 

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2 minutes ago, Harry said:

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A lovely rumble coincided with my alarm going off seven mins ago. Just had another distant flash/grumble now. But, as with the storms last week, I’m on the crappy light to moderate rainfall side ?

Its hilarious - I get a direct hit with strong echoes and still cant even manage a rumble - This place is cursed 

Going back to bed, set me alarm for 5am as well - Shoulda gone to the coast at 2am bah

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I need for the storms here to hold off until after 12.30 which is when I finish work. Going to take all my chase gear with me just incase I have to head straight out. Some models have the second round of storms breaking out across my area around midday/early pm but then others are further north and slightly later.

Ultimately I think I will be heading north today.

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