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  • Location: Welwyn Garden City
  • Weather Preferences: Seasonal and interesting weather including summer storms and winter snow
  • Location: Welwyn Garden City

    Quite a squall line advancing east at present

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    Not bad eh!

    Taken in Folkestone last night by extreme weather who posted it on Facebook, just crazy.   

    Cloud structure improving all the time!

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  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...
  • Weather Preferences: extremes n snow
  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...

    Ah, April showers....

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  • Location: Hoyland,barnsley,south yorkshire(100m asl)
  • Weather Preferences: severe storms,snow wind and ice
  • Location: Hoyland,barnsley,south yorkshire(100m asl)
    19 hours ago, Kirkcaldy Weather said:

    Line of convective activity looks likely for tomorrow with convergence and a trough, I think the heaviest of the precip will be around the Pennines but with the cold air coming in I would expect hail pretty much anywhere along it animucw0.thumb.gif.eec8085c652d4ef092966bbd7a1db420.gifanimdil4.thumb.gif.ff18a3d6b9c84c00739e8d1eaa111b0e.gif

    That looks about spot on there KW☺️

    watching that band to the north of me:-

    Day 1 Convective Outlook

    VALID 06:00 UTC Tue 04 May 2021 - 05:59 UTC Wed 05 May 2021

    ISSUED 06:33 UTC Tue 04 May 2021

    ISSUED BY: Dan

    An upper low will cross the North Sea to Denmark on Tuesday, but the northerly flow in its wake will advect a notably cold airmass southwards and curving eastwards across the UK and Ireland. A strip of shear vorticity will straddle a zone from Ireland - Wales - northern Home Counties on the northern flank of a strong mid-level jet. As the cold mid/upper-level air feeds southeastwards through the day, mid-level lapse rates will steepen significantly and when combined with diurnal heating inland will yield 300-500 J/kg CAPE - most pronounced across Ireland. As a result, numerous showers will develop quite widely through the day, becoming organised into more distinct curved bands where low-level confluence becomes maximised. Guidance continues to suggest a more organised area of rain could evolve from SW Scotland - NW England - N Midlands - N East Anglia.

    Realistically, given the thermodynamic and kinematic environment, a few isolated lightning strikes could occur just about anywhere - hence the large, broad LOW threat level. Clearly there is a zone where a favourable overlap of most ingredients exists - namely from Ireland through Wales / Midlands towards London/Essex but confidence in coverage of lightning is not high enough to introduce a SLGT (away from Ireland where conditions overall are slightly more favourable for sporadic lightning). Copious amounts of hail is likely in many of the showers, enough to cover roads locally causing some temporary difficult driving conditions, and squally winds of 50-60mph will be possible too. Showers will persist well into the night in some areas, feeding inland on the brisk north/northwesterly steering flow - with the greatest risk of lightning probably over the Irish Sea close to NW England / N + W Wales.

    WWW.CONVECTIVEWEATHER.CO.UK

    Forecasting thunderstorms and severe convective weather across the British Isles and Ireland for up to the next 5 days.

     

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

    Lines of showers developing North of here on radar, nothing big seen here yet. 

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  • Location: Macclesfield
  • Location: Macclesfield
    6 minutes ago, Eagle Eye said:

    Lines of showers developing North of here on radar, nothing big seen here yet. 

    Noticed on the lightning map, there has been some activity Bedfordshire and Essex. Just had a brief hail shower here.

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  • Location: Benson, Oxfordshire
  • Location: Benson, Oxfordshire

    Nice spells of warm sunshine in between the showers. Showers are short, but potent with hail mixed in. Feels like the odd crack of thunder might happen, but nothing organised

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

    Beautiful cloudscapes here!

    There was some lightning detected to my south around an hour ago. Didn't hear anything though.

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  • Location: Woodchurch, Kent.
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorm.
  • Location: Woodchurch, Kent.
    54 minutes ago, Zak M said:

    Beautiful cloudscapes here!

    There was some lightning detected to my south around an hour ago. Didn't hear anything though.

    This looked very dark earlier and might produce something. 

     

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

    Missed this to my East.

     

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

    Lovely way to cap of today. 

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  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...
  • Weather Preferences: extremes n snow
  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...

    No, not Texas but SW Northants.

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  • Location: Bedfordshire
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, warm/hot plumes, snow, anything severe
  • Location: Bedfordshire
    4 minutes ago, matty40s said:

    No, not Texas but SW Northants.

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    I'm looking to the NW, and I assume this is the same CB.

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  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...
  • Weather Preferences: extremes n snow
  • Location: on a canal , probably near Northampton...
    17 minutes ago, Zak M said:

    I'm looking to the NW, and I assume this is the same CB.

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    Probably, the  cold front coming down from the North looks fairly spectacular too.

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

    New shower, new rainbow, new picture. 

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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

    Haven’t seen an awful lot here so far but did just about catch this not long ago looking south. 

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  • Location: Buckinghamshire
  • Location: Buckinghamshire

    Nice looking shower clouds along the grand union canal near broughton buckinghamshire this evening..

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    A rainbow too..

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  • Location: Mynydd - Isa , Nr Mold - North Wales
  • Weather Preferences: Mellow autumn days are the best! Although I does enjoy a good thunderstorm.
  • Location: Mynydd - Isa , Nr Mold - North Wales

    Morning everyone. 😊 

    First distant rumbles of thunder heard  this morning. 🌩️⛈️ 😁

     

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  • Location: Wallasey, Wirral (Formerly Exmouth,Devon)
  • Location: Wallasey, Wirral (Formerly Exmouth,Devon)
    19 minutes ago, Dangerous55019 said:

    Morning everyone. 😊 

    First distant rumbles of thunder heard  this morning. 🌩️⛈️ 😁

     

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    Heard on the Wirral too

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  • Location: Birmingham (Solihull), West Midlands
  • Weather Preferences: Sunshine, thunder, hail & heavy snow
  • Location: Birmingham (Solihull), West Midlands

    A recent little hailstorm (on and off intensity), leaving a little covering. Odd flash of lightning and rumble of thunder at the start too. Caught me out by surprise

    (Stills from a video, so quality won’t be best)

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  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl
  • Weather Preferences: Columus Bigus Convectivus
  • Location: Birmingham, Harborne 160 asl

    Slight chance today...have started a stream but have to go out for a few hours so will be static for that time

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