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1 hour ago, Robbie Garrett said:

I have done, but the airspace around London is fairly difficult to avoid these things. If I had an instrument rating, then yes you get on top of the scud and would get some great views of them.

I did this flight on last years' storms, was interesting.

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As you can see, you've got to be very very careful.  You could run into a cell.  I hope in the EU we soon get ADSB Datalink for weather downloads.

However there's this video of me flying through some interesting weather, later to become TSRA.

 

 

 

Epic landing on the second video along with the views and Cells, I can see in the first video how it can be hard to spot CB hiding among other clouds (low level).

The Jet fighter topped things of as you were prepping for take off  😎.

Had to research what ADSB Datalink is...it's expensive but worth it for both weather and traffic.

Thanks for the share, now go join The 53d WRS 

 

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A beautiful altocumulus castellanus sunrise this morning. 

Oo she's a beauty 

My first attempt at storm shots 🤷‍♂️ (Please don't judge 🤣) The cells are impressive tonight! 

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Tomorrow looks like the best day this week for southern, central and eastern areas, which makes a change given that northern and western areas have had much of the action this week. I don’t believe a level 2 Estofex warning has been issued once this week and given that those are pretty rare in the UK it is certainly going to be an interesting day.

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Bromsgrove missed out on the earlier storms but this ones dumping a fair bit of rain....lightning has missed us as usual but Bewdley Stourport way getting a few bolts. Our town was the only area that missed the biggy...looking back at the sat pix.

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6 minutes ago, LightningLover said:

Just saw a flash 🙂 

Can’t see out my window if it’s distant, too many buildings in the Way *glues eyes to lightningmap incase it’s worth going back out* Girls made me promise to wake them if anything good was going on 😂

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1 minute ago, Mitch perrott said:

Think its best to just stay up, met office forcast map less organised and now says 5am storm

My neighbours are up anyway so no chance if sleep here. Considering a blanket on the beach for a bit 😂

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1 hour ago, SenlacJack said:

What's died down in Hastings ?  I'm 2 miles inland and apart from some ocassional lightning flashes this has been a non event as far as I can see.

Was sat on the beach for 90 mins watching some semi impressive lightning about 10-15 miles off the coast. Posted gifs earlier

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6 minutes ago, Electricmumma said:

Can’t see out my window if it’s distant, too many buildings in the Way *glues eyes to lightningmap incase it’s worth going back out* Girls made me promise to wake them if anything good was going on 😂

Ohh your in that boat where you cant sleep now incase you mess one and your girls realise you missed it so they get mad haha 

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When Estofex issues a level 2, you know it's going to go down.

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I’m off to sleep now, let’s see if I get woken up later... 

I’m again employing my tactic of expecting nothing so that anything that does happen is a pleasant surprise

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Just now, Mitch perrott said:

Ohh your in that boat where you cant sleep now incase you mess one and your girls realise you missed it so they get mad haha 

That’s the one, they’ve already spotted a flash, I told them to watch out the window for a bit while I try and get my sleeping tablets out my system with a cup of coffee 😂

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1 minute ago, Mitch perrott said:

So i have a chance? ^-^

If you're talking about those storms departing N France, then yes, you do have a chance. I wouldn't raise my hopes yet though because it could easily fizzle out before you know it.

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Just now, Zak M said:

If you're talking about those storms departing N France, then yes, you do have a chance. I wouldn't raise my hopes yet though because it could easily fizzle out before you know it.

What time do you reckon they could arrive, wondering if there is any point in sleeping

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Just now, Mitch perrott said:

What time do you reckon they could arrive, wondering if there is any point in sleeping

Probably around 2:30-3am I reckon.

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3 minutes ago, Electricmumma said:

That’s the one, they’ve already spotted a flash, I told them to watch out the window for a bit while I try and get my sleeping tablets out my system with a cup of coffee 😂

Head down to the beach if you can, flashes are getting brighter and slightly more frequent! Looks like the MCS has spawned numerous cells on it’s outflow(?) boundary

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1 minute ago, LightningLover said:

Head down to the beach if you can, flashes are getting brighter and slightly more frequent! Looks like the MCS has spawned numerous cells on it’s outflow(?) boundary

To get to the beach I'd need to turn my illegal exhaust motorbike on at 1am without causijf a disturbance....  😕

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