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  • Location: West Byfleet, Surrey
  • Location: West Byfleet, Surrey
    1 hour ago, Flash bang flash bang etc said:

    Literally everything has downgraded for the week. Temps, thunderstorm chances, sun. It’s like someone pressed the ‘make it all go to s**t’ button

    What 4 or 5 days of 30c+ temps on the bounce with some places getting a couple of days of storms? Is that not what they forecast, they didnt forecast the storm armageddon that many on here claim

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  • Location: Godalming
  • Weather Preferences: Plumes and streamers
  • Location: Godalming

    I’d post the footage from my attempts to chase storms this week but it would probably be more dramatic just to watch a tired snail slowly read a long book 😞

    Hoping this evening will be a change of fortunes...

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  • Location: Herne Bay, Kent (14m, 45.9ft)
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms & Snow
  • Location: Herne Bay, Kent (14m, 45.9ft)

     

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  • Location: Godalming
  • Weather Preferences: Plumes and streamers
  • Location: Godalming
    26 minutes ago, Cableguy said:

    What 4 or 5 days of 30c+ temps on the bounce with some places getting a couple of days of storms? Is that not what they forecast, they didnt forecast the storm armageddon that many on here claim

    No just looking at how 1 or 2 days out there is talk of thunderstorms for 12hrs+ and then it just turns to nothing on the day.

    Wasnt expecting the whole shebang, but to go from that to just showery rain shows that the forecasts for this area probably weren’t worth making. If it’s not reliable it’s kind of pointless.

    There was a storm Armageddon spoken about very broadly, and as a result a lot of people did expect a very thundery breakdown but what we have instead is just pathetic really. I couldn’t have ever predicted it would be as drab and uneventful as it has turned out.

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  • Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Norton. 549ft (167m) ASL
  • Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Norton. 549ft (167m) ASL
    1 hour ago, Supacell said:

    Apologies for the length of these videos, it was hard to edit them down any further. These are both from the night of the 11/12th August. First one I chase a storm from Stoke into Cheshire and eventually capture it in the town of Holmes Chapel. In the second video I leave behind this storm to intercept storms moving north through the western Peak District and come across a strong storm near to Leek. I then find further residual storms across Derbyshire as I head back home.

     

    First Video, 9:47, you have that written down as Tunstall, it's definitely not Tunstall 😜 That's Porthill and it's in Newcastle Under Lyme, not Stoke on Trent 😜 Prepare for more corrections of place names as I watch it 😜 14:28 No idea if you've done a 180 in-between this part and the previous but taking a right at that turning meant you were heading to Alsager in Stoke on Trent there, not Audley (which is in Staffordshire by the way not Staffords, there no such county 😜 )

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  • Location: Bridport, West Dorset
  • Weather Preferences: Extreme
  • Location: Bridport, West Dorset
    28 minutes ago, Electricmumma said:

    Can’t believe how seriously muggy and warm it still is. It’s been 23 today, currently 21 but it’s still Sweaty and horrible. Can’t breathe properly.

    May be you have corona? 😂

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  • Location: Herne Bay, Kent (14m, 45.9ft)
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms & Snow
  • Location: Herne Bay, Kent (14m, 45.9ft)

    Whitstable cell got to cloud tops of -48°C (24,000ft) before it weakened and collapsed on itself.

    Peak rain rate looks to have been on the A249 near Kemsley with rates well over 250mm/hr

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    Chelmsford cell currently has a cloud top of -55°C (27,500 ft) & rain rate of 60mm/hr 

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  • Location: Belper, Derbyshire
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms
  • Location: Belper, Derbyshire
    43 minutes ago, Ryukai said:

    First Video, 9:47, you have that written down as Tunstall, it's definitely not Tunstall 😜 That's Porthill and it's in Newcastle Under Lyme, not Stoke on Trent 😜 Prepare for more corrections of place names as I watch it 😜 14:28 No idea if you've done a 180 in-between this part and the previous but taking a right at that turning meant you were heading to Alsager in Stoke on Trent there, not Audley (which is in Staffordshire by the way not Staffords, there no such county 😜 )

    I take the point on the Tunstall/Porthill. I must have been slightly lost 😁. I never put though that it was in Stoke. I put Tunstall, Staffordshire.

    Regarding the Audley one. I tend to put down the town or village closest to my position. Audley was 1 or 2 miles behind me where Alsager was about 3 miles in front. And so geographically I was closer to Audley than Alsager. I don't know where you saw Staffords, it looks like Staffordshire to me 😉

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  • Location: Benfleet, South Essex
  • Weather Preferences: Sunny and breezy with a bit of cloud, about 20C
  • Location: Benfleet, South Essex

    Very heavy rain up in Chelmsford currently, just seen a video of one of the main shopping centres flooding. And yet here, about 12 miles away, we’ve had barely any rain today, so it’s all very localised

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  • Location: Gravesend
  • Location: Gravesend
    2 hours ago, Paul Sherman said:

    Waterspout in the Estuary obviously 😅🤣 couldn't make it up you guys need me to go away more. My USA Jaunt which usually sees me away in May and June usually yields great Storms but not this year. 

    Am sure somebody down there will have eyes on if something happens

    Literally every year when I go to the U.S to chase it's the same, we get storms here!
    Probably why nothings really kicked off in the SE this year! 

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  • Location: South East UK, Reigate
  • Weather Preferences: Wake me up when the storms arrive
  • Location: South East UK, Reigate

    As I come back from my siesta - a habit gained in the last week, senors/senoritas -  image.png.c735a4f79643abf3b9d1047946dace4d.png

    I notice a moisture line forming a little north of the south coast.

    Could this do something for my area?  Watching with interest.

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  • Location: Herne Bay, Kent (14m, 45.9ft)
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms & Snow
  • Location: Herne Bay, Kent (14m, 45.9ft)

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    51.6% of Sittingbourne's monthly average rainfall fell in one hour (based off closest climate station at Faversham) in just one hour with the environmental gauge recording 41.2 mm overall which is 80.4% of August's monthly rainfall average. 

    Storm truly packed a punch.

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  • Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Norton. 549ft (167m) ASL
  • Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Norton. 549ft (167m) ASL
    27 minutes ago, Supacell said:

    I take the point on the Tunstall/Porthill. I must have been slightly lost 😁. I never put though that it was in Stoke. I put Tunstall, Staffordshire.

    Regarding the Audley one. I tend to put down the town or village closest to my position. Audley was 1 or 2 miles behind me where Alsager was about 3 miles in front. And so geographically I was closer to Audley than Alsager. I don't know where you saw Staffords, it looks like Staffordshire to me 😉

    Folk always get the whole Stoke on Trent/Staffordshire thing mixed up.  Officially this area is called 'The City of Stoke-on-Trent'  and despite being surrounded by Staffordshire we are actually independent of them and even have our own MEP's.  

    And to keep ontopic 😜 We got up to a nice 22C earlier but it's on it's way slowly down now (so I currently feel like I'm freezing, even though I'm not... stupid partial heatwave acclimatisation... 😡 )   Also I see drizzle heading my way 🥳

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  • Location: Bedworth, North Warwickshire 404ft above sea level
  • Weather Preferences: No Extremes Of Any Kind
  • Location: Bedworth, North Warwickshire 404ft above sea level
    23 minutes ago, Thunderstruck said:

    Very heavy rain up in Chelmsford currently, just seen a video of one of the main shopping centres flooding. And yet here, about 12 miles away, we’ve had barely any rain today, so it’s all very localised

    well they aren't going very far very fast

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  • Location: Bexhill
  • Location: Bexhill
    5 minutes ago, StormLoser said:

    As I come back from my siesta - a habit gained in the last week, senors/senoritas - (he says, with a flourish on his Spanish guitar), I notice a moisture line forming a little north of the south coast.

    Could this do something for my area?  Watching with interest.

    Sorry that was me melting into the atmosphere.. 

    I’m watching too, but to be honest all I’m seeing every time I look at the radar is this 💀 guess it would help if i understood things a lot better. 
     

    time to find an online course in ‘weather’

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  • Location: Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex 30Mtr ASL
  • Weather Preferences: snowy or sunny but not too hot!
  • Location: Springfield, Chelmsford, Essex 30Mtr ASL
    30 minutes ago, Thunderstruck said:

    Very heavy rain up in Chelmsford currently, just seen a video of one of the main shopping centres flooding. And yet here, about 12 miles away, we’ve had barely any rain today, so it’s all very localised

    I can testify to that. As my 91 year old uncle is unwell I popped over to Writtle to see him. I left about 4 O'clock and had difficulty leaving his house down the footpath to my car. I then drove the 4 miles to my house in North Springfield which took over 30 minutes. All the local roads and main roads were flooded and meant crawling through the deep water. It was particularly bad at the start of the Chelmer Valley route at the junction with Rectory Road and is not helped by the roadworks currently in place.

    The intensity of the rain resulted in the worst flash flooding for a number of years.

    It has now stopped.

    At least I won't have to water my allotment this evening.

    It still feels oppressingly humid.

     

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  • Location: Belper, Derbyshire
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms
  • Location: Belper, Derbyshire
    12 minutes ago, Ryukai said:

    Folk always get the whole Stoke on Trent/Staffordshire thing mixed up.  Officially this area is called 'The City of Stoke-on-Trent'  and despite being surrounded by Staffordshire we are actually independent of them and even have our own MEP's.  

    And to keep ontopic 😜 We got up to a nice 22C earlier but it's on it's way slowly down now (so I currently feel like I'm freezing, even though I'm not... stupid partial heatwave acclimatisation... 😡 )   Also I see drizzle heading my way 🥳

    Do you know, i have lived in Derbyshire for many years, Staffordshire is the neighbouring county to the west and I never knew that. I've learnt something new there 👍

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  • Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Norton. 549ft (167m) ASL
  • Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Norton. 549ft (167m) ASL
    12 minutes ago, Electricmumma said:

    Sorry that was me melting into the atmosphere.. 

    I’m watching too, but to be honest all I’m seeing every time I look at the radar is this 💀 guess it would help if i understood things a lot better. 
     

    time to find an online course in ‘weather’

    Throws an Open University Course at you 😛

    http://www.open.ac.uk/courses/short-courses/sg089

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  • Location: South Staffordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snow
  • Location: South Staffordshire

    Fantastic to wave goodbye to this weeks heat, a lot of fun earlier in the week when everything was set up nicely for storms. Areas away from the south deserved the thunder this week, the shoe is ALWAYS on the other foot.

    Feels distinctly autumnal today out there and it’s an absolute breathe of fresh air. Especially with it being completely dark prior to 9pm the last couple of nights.

    Chance to eek a few more storms out, more especially tomorrow I would say. 
     

    It’s been quite a thundery summer overall, which is relief as it’s the only positive of temperatures above 25c. Relatively happy with that.

    Tick tock time on summer is catching up now though...dark nights, Atlantic named storms and Autumn are in the headlights! 
     

    Very exciting.

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  • Location: Herne Bay, Kent (14m, 45.9ft)
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms & Snow
  • Location: Herne Bay, Kent (14m, 45.9ft)

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    Met Office Station at Writtle has picked up 39.8 mm in just an hour with a total of 53 mm currently today.

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    Posted
  • Location: Godalming
  • Weather Preferences: Plumes and streamers
  • Location: Godalming

    Thunderstorms have just been removed from the forecast for our area today. I’m gonna say that’s it for us until May for any potent storms. We didn’t do well at all this year - 2 brief thundery showers.

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