Excellent photos, Jamie.
BTW, just had a thunderstorm here in Lowestoft, with numerous lightning strikes, plus little hail.
Thunderstorms occur frequently here during Pm air mass (W to NW winds) from May to August.
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The messy frontal boundary moving east erratically today could be interesting. Soundings across the SE suggest instability to 28000feet and CAPE approaching 500jk towards late afternoon. ESTOFEX have much of England on their thunderstorm map whilst a Level 1 has been issued over the near continent for later today
Thanks for the report. Did you get images?The wind vectors are all over the place in that region with geometrically opposite shear at the moment - albeit weak - around Cambridge to Luton. Just goes to show that even in an environment of failry poor potential overall, a decent convergence feature can still produce.
Probably way too late to respond to this, but the internet on the train was variable.
No, I didn't get images because after I posted at 100mph+ the combination of where I was seated and trees etc meant it was all obscured beyond fleeting glances. It really was stunning. When I commented on it on the train quite a few people looked out, and they agreed that the third funnel looked like it had made ground fall, all be it a few miles away.
I have certainly never seen anything like it, as I said at the time. There were some very sparky showers on that journey.
Well after yesterdays biblical 41.6mm of rain from yesterdays thunderstorm we have started the day with another storm without thunder amassing another 6.6mm in just over 20minutes..where is all this rain coming from.