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  • Location: s.w. of Edinburgh (Currie - 145m / 475ft asl)
  • Location: s.w. of Edinburgh (Currie - 145m / 475ft asl)

    That storm last night must have caused a power surge. My tv is broken along with house alarm and virgin box 🙁.

    apparently a tree in a neighbours garden also got struck and split.

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    Good to see some areas getting a bit of a top up today - while this was sort of on the radar (to pardon the pun, especially given the amount of false echoes I saw nearby to start with) it wasn't reall

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  • Location: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland 20m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Thunderstorms
  • Location: Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland 20m ASL
    1 hour ago, frogesque said:

    'Mon the winter thunderstorms!

    Woken with a loud bang again last night the went back to sleep. Hersel' said it went on for over an hour. 

    What's driving this though? Are we looking at classic temperature gradients or is it a product of wind sheer? Can't get my head round where the energy is coming from in cold weather. 

     

     

    The CAPE charts that I posted last night that’s one ingredient and I posted this in the model thread yesterday but the SST also will help the convection develop current sea temps here 8D80C270-0C33-47CE-803B-094F42843A4C.thumb.jpeg.959b2ac1a00ae44f27a10de4f9f237c5.jpeg 850hpa temps last night were -2 so that’s around an 11 degree temp difference, as I’ve said more than once now 😅🤣🤣 I’m positive there’s something going on with the Firth of Forth there has to be with the amount of convection / storms over the last few years topped off by those supercells in August, I’m not exactly sure what but definitely it is increasing the storm development, I’m just really interested to see if we can get the proper cold 850s from the east surely it will be 💣 🎆🎆

    Monday / Tuesday to give another snow chance hmm looks pretty similar to a few nights ago again probably quite marginal but maybe some surprises 378D8BCC-2304-42F9-985C-AC644AD42C46.thumb.png.2842dbea30da46a11b271d0b3151f27e.png680BC201-D493-44C2-91DD-065ACA3B1054.thumb.png.02df80a373569a5aa2ef08cb3c07a2b0.png3E704F05-E4C3-4339-AE67-8A2E427370E6.thumb.png.d4338cf858cb1dba8cdfb513762ff4b9.pngB6CF1CC5-06B4-4C58-B491-F427CDD007F0.thumb.png.008b4c36d6b899e0adc7af91bba5890f.png548F75C6-86B4-4C69-BE7E-45014E543E24.thumb.png.04ca53c713a3ca5750d02a3d71aa4983.png

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  • Location: Condorrat, Cumbernauld G67
  • Location: Condorrat, Cumbernauld G67

    Lot calmer compared to yesterday (that wouldn't be hard) should be a quiet weekend relatively speaking ableit chilly

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  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
    1 hour ago, Polar Side said:

    That storm last night must have caused a power surge. My tv is broken along with house alarm and virgin box 🙁.

    Sorry to hear that 😞 It was quite the storm! I saw reports on line of a house in Craigentinny taking a direct hit - whole roof on fire! Also reports, but not confirmed, of a house in Currie taking a hit too. 

     

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  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
  • Location: Currie, SW Edinburgh, 140m (459ft) asl
    1 hour ago, Polar Side said:

    That storm last night must have caused a power surge. My tv is broken along with house alarm and virgin box 🙁.

    apparently a tree in a neighbours garden also got struck and split.

    Shame it didn't deal with that laminate floor tree out my back 🤣

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  • Location: Banchory, Kincardineshire - 60m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: Winter - Dry cold & snow / Summer - hot & sunny and thunderstorms
  • Location: Banchory, Kincardineshire - 60m ASL
    36 minutes ago, 101_North said:

    Shame it didn't deal with that laminate floor tree out my back 🤣

    I was wondering if the lightning had saved you a job 🤣

    Blue skies overhead in Banchory after some torrential rain this morning, although according to Wunderground's weather radar I'm sitting under a rain shower right now?

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  • Location: s.w. of Edinburgh (Currie - 145m / 475ft asl)
  • Location: s.w. of Edinburgh (Currie - 145m / 475ft asl)
    2 hours ago, 101_North said:

    Sorry to hear that 😞 It was quite the storm! I saw reports on line of a house in Craigentinny taking a direct hit - whole roof on fire! Also reports, but not confirmed, of a house in Currie taking a hit too. 

     

    No worries thanks, hopefully house insurance will take care of it. 🙏

    I heard that a house nearby had the electricity surge in and lift their flooring before hitting the Christmas tree and exploding the metal star on top. 😳

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  • Location: Lochgelly - Highest town in Fife at 150m ASL.
  • Weather Preferences: Snow and cold. Enjoy all extremes though.
  • Location: Lochgelly - Highest town in Fife at 150m ASL.

    Appear to have missed out on the storm event here then.   Unless i slept through it?  Saying that, the pumping system we had to install in the garden after that huge storm in August(?) is pumping away today.   The water table must be quite high, as there is no water to be seen lying on the surface.  Which means that the pumping system is working effectively thank goodness!  It was no easy task getting rid of 4ft of water within a stone walled garden!

    Picture below is quite deceiving actually,  as skies are dark and leaden looking in the opposite direction.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Location: Edinburgh
    2 hours ago, Kirkcaldy Weather said:

    The CAPE charts that I posted last night that’s one ingredient and I posted this in the model thread yesterday but the SST also will help the convection develop current sea temps here 8D80C270-0C33-47CE-803B-094F42843A4C.thumb.jpeg.959b2ac1a00ae44f27a10de4f9f237c5.jpeg 850hpa temps last night were -2 so that’s around an 11 degree temp difference, as I’ve said more than once now 😅🤣🤣 I’m positive there’s something going on with the Firth of Forth there has to be with the amount of convection / storms over the last few years topped off by those supercells in August, I’m not exactly sure what but definitely it is increasing the storm development, I’m just really interested to see if we can get the proper cold 850s from the east surely it will be 💣 🎆🎆

    Monday / Tuesday to give another snow chance hmm looks pretty similar to a few nights ago again probably quite marginal but maybe some surprises 378D8BCC-2304-42F9-985C-AC644AD42C46.thumb.png.2842dbea30da46a11b271d0b3151f27e.png680BC201-D493-44C2-91DD-065ACA3B1054.thumb.png.02df80a373569a5aa2ef08cb3c07a2b0.png3E704F05-E4C3-4339-AE67-8A2E427370E6.thumb.png.d4338cf858cb1dba8cdfb513762ff4b9.pngB6CF1CC5-06B4-4C58-B491-F427CDD007F0.thumb.png.008b4c36d6b899e0adc7af91bba5890f.png548F75C6-86B4-4C69-BE7E-45014E543E24.thumb.png.04ca53c713a3ca5750d02a3d71aa4983.png

    I’m intrigued with the development of the downpours we’re having in Edinburgh this aft , they seem to develop really late , also the storms in August developed right over Edinburgh / forth and then headed north ,

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  • Location: Methil, Fife
  • Weather Preferences: Baltic
  • Location: Methil, Fife
    18 minutes ago, johndunnhawthorn said:

    I’m intrigued with the development of the downpours we’re having in Edinburgh this aft , they seem to develop really late , also the storms in August developed right over Edinburgh / forth and then headed north ,

    I've worked down on one of the jetties on the forth for 15 years now and although squalls / streamers are very common I have not seen the SST this high before at the start of winter, a bit bizzare 

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  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Location: Edinburgh
    2 hours ago, Kirkcaldy Weather said:

    The CAPE charts that I posted last night that’s one ingredient and I posted this in the model thread yesterday but the SST also will help the convection develop current sea temps here 8D80C270-0C33-47CE-803B-094F42843A4C.thumb.jpeg.959b2ac1a00ae44f27a10de4f9f237c5.jpeg 850hpa temps last night were -2 so that’s around an 11 degree temp difference, as I’ve said more than once now 😅🤣🤣 I’m positive there’s something going on with the Firth of Forth there has to be with the amount of convection / storms over the last few years topped off by those supercells in August, I’m not exactly sure what but definitely it is increasing the storm development, I’m just really interested to see if we can get the proper cold 850s from the east surely it will be 💣 🎆🎆

    Monday / Tuesday to give another snow chance hmm looks pretty similar to a few nights ago again probably quite marginal but maybe some surprises 378D8BCC-2304-42F9-985C-AC644AD42C46.thumb.png.2842dbea30da46a11b271d0b3151f27e.png680BC201-D493-44C2-91DD-065ACA3B1054.thumb.png.02df80a373569a5aa2ef08cb3c07a2b0.png3E704F05-E4C3-4339-AE67-8A2E427370E6.thumb.png.d4338cf858cb1dba8cdfb513762ff4b9.pngB6CF1CC5-06B4-4C58-B491-F427CDD007F0.thumb.png.008b4c36d6b899e0adc7af91bba5890f.png548F75C6-86B4-4C69-BE7E-45014E543E24.thumb.png.04ca53c713a3ca5750d02a3d71aa4983.png

    Completely unscientifically, I've wondered if the Queensferry Crossing has anything to do with the increase in local thunderstorms. 

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  • Location: Tullynessle/Inverurie
  • Weather Preferences: Cold and snowy or warm and dry
  • Location: Tullynessle/Inverurie

    The rain cleared away mid morning and is been a decent day since. Temp currently 4.7C after a high of 5.1C. Nothing much more to say than that. 

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  • Location: Methil, Fife
  • Weather Preferences: Baltic
  • Location: Methil, Fife
    2 minutes ago, Aphelion said:

    Completely unscientifically, I've wondered if the Queensferry Crossing has anything to do with the increase in local thunderstorms. 

    The average Max temp for December SST for the forth is 11 degc, as off today we are just shy of 12 degc, may go for a swim later 🏊‍♂️😁 not sure a bridge can cause any type of weather phenomena but happy to be proved wrong. More likely to be an effect from the yearly gulf stream perhaps? 

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  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Location: Edinburgh
    1 minute ago, ghoneym said:

    The average Max temp for December SST for the forth is 11 degc, as off today we are just shy of 12 degc, may go for a swim later 🏊‍♂️😁 not sure a bridge can cause any type of weather phenomena but happy to be proved wrong. More likely to be an effect from the yearly gulf stream perhaps? 

    I can't really see how a bridge can have such an effect either. It's just the coincidence of it's construction, with Edinburgh going from being rubbish for thunderstorms, to having some spectacular ones.

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  • Location: Methil, Fife
  • Weather Preferences: Baltic
  • Location: Methil, Fife
    Just now, Aphelion said:

    I can't really see how a bridge can have such an effect either. It's just the coincidence of it's construction, with Edinburgh going from being rubbish for thunderstorms, to having some spectacular ones.

    Here is my craziest theory. This year we are seeing a la nina pattern and the thermoclyne looks a tad strange to me, the sea surface temperature anomoly in the 40-60N latitudes in the Pacific are high/warm. Qwith the lack of sea ice in the Arctic, particularly around the bearing Sea, I think the warm waters have had a free run through the bearing sea for quite some time this year and are running down through scandi into the North Sea, hence the warmer SST'S here.

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    Probably garbage but its the best I could come up with 🤷🏼‍♂️

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  • Location: Duddingston, Edinburgh
  • Location: Duddingston, Edinburgh
    1 hour ago, johndunnhawthorn said:

    I’m intrigued with the development of the downpours we’re having in Edinburgh this aft , they seem to develop really late , also the storms in August developed right over Edinburgh / forth and then headed north ,

    What I do know is I help coach my lads football and I just stood out in a raging hail storm at portobello high school ! Literally was blue sky over the firth and bright behind us but there was just this thin strip of coal black cloud that just came east to west the whole time , was so dark they had to turn the floodlights on at 2pm ! 

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  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunder, snow, heat, sunshine...
  • Location: Beccles, Suffolk.
    3 minutes ago, JoeShmoe said:

    What I do know is I help coach my lads football and I just stood out in a raging hail storm at portobello high school ! Literally was blue sky over the firth and bright behind us but there was just this thin strip of coal black cloud that just came east to west the whole time , was so dark they had to turn the floodlights on at 2pm ! 

    Embra City 4-1 up, after 25 minutes... Maybe down to the thundersnow?!

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  • Location: Dundee
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms, gales. All extremes except humidity.
  • Location: Dundee

    Had the heavy thundery showers last night but today has been pretty much blue skies all day until just recently. Temps got up to 6C which felt quite warm in the sun. Our local little burn still running quite high and brown after all the recent rain. 

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  • Location: Dundee
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, thunderstorms, gales. All extremes except humidity.
  • Location: Dundee
    2 hours ago, Aphelion said:

    I can't really see how a bridge can have such an effect either. It's just the coincidence of it's construction, with Edinburgh going from being rubbish for thunderstorms, to having some spectacular ones.

    There certainly have been more spectacular thunderstorms in the last couple of years. The last couple of days though probably down the very unusual synoptics with that low sinking the way it did from around Iceland then swivelling around to our South bringing the cold air in over a very mild North Sea. Anyway nice to see them. Pity it didn't bring some of the recent weather over Iceland to us too though it did try for a bit!

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  • Location: Home: Pittenweem, Fife Work: St Andrews, Fife
  • Location: Home: Pittenweem, Fife Work: St Andrews, Fife

    Showery day in the East Neuk, with a couple of beefy ones. Still raining at the moment, 5.2c. Max was 7c.

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  • Location: Nr Sauchen, Aberdeenshire, 100m ASL
  • Location: Nr Sauchen, Aberdeenshire, 100m ASL

    Dubious pleasure of heading through to Inverness in the small hours today (referring to the journey rather than the city before torch wielding Invernessians come looking for me).

    Heavy rain all the way and lots of flooding on the road, still some sad looking piles of snow to be found next to the road around Lumsden and Rhynie.

    Return in the afternoon different story with even some sunshine trying to poke through at dusk and all the surface water gone - rivers in full spate though.

    Temperature max of around 5c and light winds.

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