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  • Location: Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex
  • Weather Preferences: T storms, severe gales, heat and sun, cold and snow
  • Location: Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex

    What is the difference between the met office thunderstorm warnings and a lightning warning?

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  • Location: Godalming
  • Weather Preferences: Plumes and streamers
  • Location: Godalming
    36 minutes ago, Freeze said:

    What is the difference between the met office thunderstorm warnings and a lightning warning?

    I can note one similarity - they are usually both incredibly unreliable 😅

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  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
    1 hour ago, Freeze said:

    What is the difference between the met office thunderstorm warnings and a lightning warning?

    I'd say a thunderstorm warning the primary threat is thunder with a few lightning C-G strikes possible, whereas a Lightning warning probably focuses more towards C-G strikes. I could be wrong though.

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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
    3 minutes ago, Liam Burge said:

    Loads of thunder near me, saw a few flashes.

    I wonder if that's what myself and @Smartie in WSM can hear in the distance. Have heard several rumbles now.

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  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
  • Location: Taunton, Somerset
    2 minutes ago, MP-R said:

    I wonder if that's what myself and @Smartie in WSM can hear in the distance. Have heard several rumbles now.

    May be. It's dying down a bit now, but I'd say we heard a good 10 loud rumbles of thunder and I saw 4 lightning strikes to accompany.

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  • Location: Bedfordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, warm/hot plumes, snow, anything severe
  • Location: Bedfordshire

    Must be some nice anvil crawlers in that storm I suspect if lightningmaps.org is going crazy with just a single strike?!

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    Edit: Just seen the top left corner... 141 strikes per minute 😆

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  • Location: Study: University of Reading - Home: Keynsham, Bristol 40m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms and Snowstorms
  • Location: Study: University of Reading - Home: Keynsham, Bristol 40m ASL
    1 minute ago, Zak M said:

    Must be some nice anvil crawlers in that storm I suspect if lightningmaps.org is going crazy with just a single strike?!

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    Yeah no word of a lie the largest flash of lightning I have ever seen. Thunder was immense.

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  • Location: Sherborne dorset
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms. Warm weather. Not hot or cold weather.
  • Location: Sherborne dorset

    Thunder here. 

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  • Location: Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex
  • Weather Preferences: T storms, severe gales, heat and sun, cold and snow
  • Location: Shoreham-by-sea, West Sussex
    29 minutes ago, Liam Burge said:

    I'd say a thunderstorm warning the primary threat is thunder with a few lightning C-G strikes possible, whereas a Lightning warning probably focuses more towards C-G strikes. I could be wrong though.

    But if thunder was the primary threat they’d probably just issued a rain warning for ‘thundery rain’ plus thunder isn’t really a threat to anyone it’s just sound 

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  • Location: winscombe north somerset
  • Weather Preferences: action weather
  • Location: winscombe north somerset

    Hi gang ,5 brilliant flashes over the last 10 minutes here on west mendip. Rain torrential , looks like a line of intense rain approaching here ,only heard the thunder twice it appears to be further east than Winscombe .probably 22 mm in the last 5 hrs or so .Tomorrow looking good for some if theres a few sunny breaks , got a gut feeling some very newsworthy weather about ,stay safe , rain now very torrential and lightning becoming frequent, cheers .

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  • Location: Woodchurch, Kent.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorm.
  • Location: Woodchurch, Kent.

    It's a threat to people who don't like rattling windows

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  • Location: Longwell Green, near Bristol
  • Weather Preferences: Storms, Gales, frost, fog & snow
  • Location: Longwell Green, near Bristol

    Look at the PPN rates running along the South Coast:

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    Immense!

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  • Location: Bedfordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, warm/hot plumes, snow, anything severe
  • Location: Bedfordshire

    There must be some anvil crawlers which is causing lightningmaps.org to go crazy surely:oldrofl:

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  • Location: Bedfordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, warm/hot plumes, snow, anything severe
  • Location: Bedfordshire
    3 minutes ago, Lance M said:

    @Mapantz is the Purbeck Microclimate about to fall??

    Now that you've said it, it won't. 😁

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  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winter, warm/hot summer with the odd storm thrown in
  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire

    If @Mapantz does get it then maybe there's a chance for me :clapping: 

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  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winter, warm/hot summer with the odd storm thrown in
  • Location: Barton on Sea, Hampshire
    4 minutes ago, Zak M said:

    There must be some anvil crawlers which is causing lightningmaps.org to go crazy surely:oldrofl:

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    Seen a few of those now

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

    Weymouth about to get a battering.

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    Harbour:

    Pavillion:

    Seafront:

    http://www.camsecure.co.uk/Camsecure2/Weymouth_Seafront_Webcam.html

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  • Location: Bramley, NE Hampshire
  • Location: Bramley, NE Hampshire

    The rainfall ahead of that squall (if that's what it'd be classed as) is heading more NE. If the squall follows that pattern then I could get an unexpected little thundery treat later

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  • Location: Bramley, NE Hampshire
  • Location: Bramley, NE Hampshire
    4 minutes ago, Mitch the motorbike storm said:

    Any action for the south east?

    There's definitely a chance this evening, but don't bite my head off if it all misses you! Arome favours you.

    It's very much a case of keep your eye on the radar and lightning maps over the next few hours, and like Dan mentioned, showers in the channel are possible south of the rain band which could turn thundery and could clip the SE

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  • Location: Woodchurch, Kent.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorm.
  • Location: Woodchurch, Kent.
    2 minutes ago, Lance M said:

    There's definitely a chance this evening, but don't bite my head off if it all misses you! Arome favours you.

    It's very much a case of keep your eye on the radar and lightning maps over the next few hours, and like Dan mentioned, showers in the channel are possible south of the rain band which could turn thundery and could clip the SE

    well that's a stirm killer

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  • Location: South east England, broadstairs
  • Location: South east England, broadstairs
    3 minutes ago, Lance M said:

    There's definitely a chance this evening, but don't bite my head off if it all misses you! Arome favours you.

    It's very much a case of keep your eye on the radar and lightning maps over the next few hours, and like Dan mentioned, showers in the channel are possible south of the rain band which could turn thundery and could clip the SE

    Yay finally good news haha

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