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Old 12th Aug 2020, 13:58
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Anyone had the pleasure of some really decent thunderstorms this week, with the very warm weather many of us are experiencing at the moment?

We had rumbles last night, but that was it, so am waiting for a good one to arrive soon. (Chilterns).
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Desperate for a good storm to wash all this ickiness out of the air. Will you have your camera out Helol?
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We had rain in West Yorkshire late last night early this morning, but the lightning was way to the south and west and hardly visible, and it is currently in the high 20,s even at our height. Its sunny but very humid after the rain so maybe a chance of storms later this evening. I believe the biggest storms this week have been over the NW of England and Mid / North Wales.
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Old 12th Aug 2020, 14:20
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There was a humdinger centred over the North Welsh coast on Monday night
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Old 12th Aug 2020, 14:24
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Originally Posted by Helol View Post
Anyone had the pleasure of some really decent thunderstorms this week, with the very warm weather many of us are experiencing at the moment?

We had rumbles last night, but that was it, so am waiting for a good one to arrive soon. (Chilterns).
Be careful what you wish for .... 'Serious injuries' after passenger train derails near Stonehaven during storms

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...tland-53751678

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Old 12th Aug 2020, 14:45
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It is always the case when nature throws a paddy, but a big storm does have a certain grandeur about it, even though it is potentially dangerous to people and property, as we see in Scotland today unfortunately.

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Old 12th Aug 2020, 14:59
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Desperate for a good storm to wash all this ickiness out of the air. Will you have your camera out Helol?
No, night photography is my weak spot, so I don't normally bother with it, except for the occasional moon pic.

Living in woodland in a hilly area, the thunder reverberates around, it's quite marvellous to listen to.

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Old 12th Aug 2020, 15:04
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and it is currently in the high 20,s even at our height.
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Currently 34 here, approx 30 miles west of LHR.
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Received an email from local council warning of severe thunderstorms across the county (Staffordshire) for Monday to Thursday. It's now Wednesday afternoon and still no sign of any.
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Old 12th Aug 2020, 15:11
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None here, either. There were warnings of storms yesterday and the day before, and again today, but we just have a bit of haze, no sign of any cu nims, about 34C outside right now, but a comfortable 21C indoors.
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Old 12th Aug 2020, 15:26
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Continuous lightning for hours last night (a bit like an Alpine son et lumiere show!), but just one strike near us, which certainly made me jump.
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Old 12th Aug 2020, 15:29
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Quite a few still in west Wales and Cumbria. And a few popping up around the London area.

Please come further south

https://www.blitzortung.org/en/live_...aps.php?map=12
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Old 12th Aug 2020, 15:36
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Looked like we were due for some on the SE coast yesterday evening then they disappeared off the radar.
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Old 12th Aug 2020, 15:51
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Having had to replace four phones and one Apple Mac when we were struck a couple of years ago I don't mind if thunderstorms miss us.
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Old 12th Aug 2020, 16:14
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We have two large MW transmitter masts about 1/4 mile away up on the moor top which tend to get clouted a bit, and sort of cover us, but recently a lightning bolt missed them, and hit a cow water container which was unfortunate for the two cows next to it at the time. We now have lightning conductors on the chimneys. The crazy thing with the transmitters is in that in a big storm you can hear tiny snatches of conversation outside in the air from them, when lightning is close. I am no expert, so I do not know what causes this phenomenon, however I heard it shortly after we moved here, while my wife was away. I think she thought I was going mad or something, but a few years later we were both present when a big storm was brewing and the same thing occurred, so I was exonerated.
The BT people know what it is, as we have to have suppressors on our phones otherwise we get the radio on the phone, and they know the area as a real "static patch" though our house here is outside the bad area. As a result we are getting all phone lines which are all above ground to cable apparently, An old lady who lives within a few 100m of the base of the mast in an old croft like house, has a kitchen which is apparently almost "live" in that you get the same voices of hear toaster ! The Temp now up to 31c outside (our record is 33c up at this height) inside 22c , old house thick walls

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Old 12th Aug 2020, 16:27
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Continuous rumbling here in Lightwater where I am today and some desultory rain at the moment. Still sticky sticky sticky...
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Currently (and last 30 mins) +TSRA GR - road outside now a river - lightning flashes every 10-15 secs - like Florida! OAT down to 21 in the downdraught. Maybe the CB was triggered by Bovingdon VOR just a mile or two away. Often wondered if there was a link - in past summers there was often a fat CB loitering over Sarajevo VOR.

At least I won't have to water the garden this evening (though I'll probably have to sweep floodwater out of the garage - bugger!).

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Old 12th Aug 2020, 16:56
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Check out Netweather for the latest weather radar. NW London seems to be getting a pounding ATM.

Last night we could see the storm over Birmingham from here near Oxford. Almost continuous lightning. The sky above us was clear, and we had a pretty decent Perseid show to boot.
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Old 12th Aug 2020, 17:31
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Have quite a good thunderstorm going on overhead Bicester right this moment but not really enough rain to dampen things down although the cool air is quite pleasant, still 32 deg though
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Old 12th Aug 2020, 17:40
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We seem to be surrounded by storms, but still b*gger all rain. At this rate I'll be watering the garden again tonight.
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