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Went on a lovely morning walk this morning under blue skies and warming temperatures. Already signs of convection starting to build 🤞

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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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39 minutes ago, Azazel said:

I thought I heard a rumble of thunder when getting ready for work about 7am.

A couple of strikes near to Beacon and Ladle Hill around 0700

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Some heavy, thundery showers around Hants this morning. The ones in M27 area are creeping my way so I'll keep an eye on them. Wouldn't usually bat an eyelid at some showers, but it's been that bad a year.

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1 minute ago, Lance M said:

Some heavy, thundery showers around Hants this morning. The ones in M27 area are creeping my way so I'll keep an eye on them. Wouldn't usually bat an eyelid at some showers, but it's been that bad a year.

I'm with you on that one. Local station has received 18mm from the thundery rain this morning. 

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Even with a NNE steering flow looks like the same old areas gunna get the spoils again this is looking towards NE London something about to go bang there soon

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15 hours ago, Paul Sherman said:

Drive home was interesting clear Convergence line running up the M11 and A11 with massive Cbs to the west and stratiform grey to the east and south east. The boundary was so marked and dipped into temps of 79f near Diss then back down to 69f near Colchester. So took the scenic route back west along the A14 then South on the A11 through Thetford. Lovely skies and Cgs. 

Arrived back to dead slate grey skies in SE Essex and temps of 64f.

It really is pitiful living anywhere within 10 miles of the coasts this year with these NW or WNW moving Storms. And the real power resides in area through the heart of the country this year. 

I agree with your comments , however , I'd like to extend the mileage of living from coast from 10 to 45 miles from the coast as there's been nothing here despite thunderstorms

forecast for eight days in a row including sever red warnings but nowt happened.  

Just don't think bbc meto whoever will ever able to forecast thunderstorms accurately and snow ! 

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With the talk a page back on CG+ strikes, the most memorable CG+ strike I experienced was back in the 1970s in Durham. We'd had a day of thunderstorms and as 8pm came around everything had passed and settled to steady rain.

I decided to take a bath. And mid-bath I noticed everything had gone weirdly silent and the rain increased. The most intense single blue-white flash shone through the bathroom window, causing the lights to brown-out. After 3-4 seconds followed the loudest crash of thunder I've ever heard - and I've had strikes land 100 feet from me.

This thunder shook the bath water and I honestly thought the ceiling would come down. It was that intense.  Everything was vibrating and shaking.

The single strike landed about a mile away in some houses, and the fire station staff on seeing it dispatched a couple of fire engines and were able to put out a roof fire. Fortunately no casualties apart from a lad lightly shocked from wearing headphones for his music.

Newspaper next day sported the headline "Thunderbolt rocks Framwellgate Moor".   I only wish I had been able to witness the flash directly. it must have been one hell of a CG+!

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2 minutes ago, Team Squirrel said:

It's almost unfathomable out there, a chill E breeze, lower clouds going SW to NE, towers heading north, shocking humidity...it's a right old mess!

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It’s been like this since this morning seems I’m stuck in the middle clouds building around West London with no action

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