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8 minutes ago, East_England_Stormchaser91 said:

Well, what a day for a fair few southeasterners. A shame that I was busy and missed out on most of the action. But wow, some of the footage I’ve seen is insane! 

I’m seeing lovely bright orange lightning at the top of those London cells now. 

Tomorrow also looks like a good convective day is in store, should we get a decent build up of diurnal heating. 

Have a good one all! Hope everyone got their storm fix 

You must've stolen my vision. I can't see anything!

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Didn’t know we was expecting an avalanche today 🤔

Stonking day for storms. Had two cells with continuous thunder [but mostly no visible lightning again]. Here's some pictures of one storm that I tracked as it progressed up the M11 which produced some

Am enjoying a weekend away 60 miles S of Prague in the pretty town of Písek, the storm front that came in this evening was dramatic! 

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2 minutes ago, Andy Bown said:

On Thursday night LM recorded a strike a few hundred metres from my house which coincided perfectly with a blinding flash overhead. They removed it a few minutes later!

Doesn't surprise me! I get the sense the 'false' strikes are removed by some sort of AI, but whatever it is, it's clearly not always right to remove them!

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A nice potent storm earlier here. Relatively quiet since then, However I  Think we may be done for tonight. Not a bad day overall!! Hopefully tomorrow holds something nice too

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9 minutes ago, Allseasons-si said:

That line from Gloucester to London i was talking about,looks like a tornado touchdown on this animation lol🤣

http://www.meteociel.fr/observations-meteo/radar2.php?region=uk&mode=1

My sister phoned me (she lives in Cheltenham) and they;ve had 32mm in almost as many minutes. No thunder though.

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2 minutes ago, oliverek7 said:

Not sure if I’m under the new updraft? I can see the secondary updraft from the London cell to my north (very very close) and when I look straight up it’s very dark so I assume I’m about to be in something 🤞 

You may well be. From here I’d say the updrafts are developing Bromley way. I am so surprised about how quickly the updrafts are going up and how each one is continually being replaced. There’s just enough light to see each one billowing upwards a quite some pace. Just a shame the amount of lightning has petered off which is surprising as with what I’m seeing I wouldn’t have expected that. 

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3 minutes ago, Harry said:

You may well be. From here I’d say the updrafts are developing Bromley way. I am so surprised about how quickly the updrafts are going up and how each one is continually being replaced. There’s just enough light to see each one billowing upwards a quite some pace. Just a shame the amount of lightning has petered off which is surprising as with what I’m seeing I wouldn’t have expected that. 

Yep I’m just a couple of miles west of Bromley. Must be the lack of CAPE from daytime heating as the sun only came out for about an hour after that cloud cleared

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4 minutes ago, oliverek7 said:

Yep I’m just a couple of miles west of Bromley. Must be the lack of CAPE from daytime heating as the sun only came out for about an hour after that cloud cleared

I saw lots of the lightning when the first tower went up - at least a dozen flashes - I saw the replacement storm flash at least half a dozen times. The electricity just switched off though sadly. 

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3 minutes ago, Andy Bown said:

On Thursday night LM recorded a strike a few hundred metres from my house which coincided perfectly with a blinding flash overhead. They removed it a few minutes later!

It's probably the lack of detectors in our country, if you turn them on in LM (warning this may freeze your browser!), they are all over the place in Europe and are covered by a mass of Blue and Green color (high and medium coverage).  Over here there's just a handful dotted around and we are red colored (low/poor coverage) 😕

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Crazy here in Rotherhithe not huge amount of T+L not that you could see anything torrents of rain!!

 

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1 minute ago, Harry said:

I saw lots of the lightning when the first tower went up - at least a dozen flashes - I saw the replacement storm flash at least half a dozen times. The electricity just switched off though sadly. 

Yep. Im sure tomorrow any storms we get here will be much more potent as the sun will actually be out! 😂 The low cloud lingered for about 3 days. Wouldn’t shift

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2 minutes ago, Allseasons-si said:

SPRITE!!!😆

nice capture though👍

Either that’s a plane through exposure or a shooting star - saw a brilliant shooting star over London the other night when I was looking for lightning 

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3 minutes ago, oliverek7 said:

Can anyone see the third updraft at the moment? Or too dark.

There’s an elevated tower overhead but not sure it’ll develop into much. I think I’m the wrong side of the no storms club parallel. Very much hoping you’re right about tomorrow. This area needs an overhead storm for the first time this year 🤪

Edit - just seem on radar a torrential downpour has developed between Sidcup and Beckenham - no lightning observed sadly

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4 minutes ago, Harry said:

Either that’s a plane through exposure or a shooting star - saw a brilliant shooting star over London the other night when I was looking for lightning 

It’s a plane lol. Really wish they didn’t fly across the frame but it’s about 30 miles of airspace so guess I should expect it 😅

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8 minutes ago, Allseasons-si said:

SPRITE!!!😆

nice capture though👍

It's just a plane on a long exposure. A sprite wouldn't have lasted long enough to trail across the sky.

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I've finally had a storm overhead for about 25 minutes. I didn't see any lightning, but had maybe 5 flashes and rumbles. Fairly intense rain though despite the highest rates being to my South on the radar.

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1 minute ago, Harry said:

There’s an elevated tower overhead but not sure it’ll develop into much. I think I’m the wrong side of the no storms club parallel. Very much hoping you’re right about tomorrow. This area needs an overhead storm for the first time this year 🤪

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Yeah that’s not gonna get anywhere. I still can’t believe my best storm of the year was on the 6th of June when it was only 14C as the maximum temp yet was possibly one of the most CG  lightning focused storms I’ve seen. Must have been serious instability to support that because heat clearly wasn’t a factor 😂

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