Hopefully we'll get a lot more action this month than in March!
Anyway, today we're seeing some patchy destabilisation across the south, ahead of the main frontal precipitation. Radar suggests some isolated heavy downpours within a showery area extending ENEwards across Southern England
Frequent showers here though the afternoon, some heavy.
Heavy rain tonight and tomorrow.
Heavy showers in south Notts contain sizeable hail, just had a torrential downpour, despite being overcast its surprisingly convective
Driving back from a walk in Hamble I passed through an impressive cloudburst which reduced the traffic to a (relative) crawl on the M27 as it was hard to see through all the spray.
Back in West Hants, I find the ground dry as a bone once again .
GFS isn't showing all that much rain here tomorrow, while the Met Office have me down for light showers - so not much scope for convective joy there.
Had some decent rumbles of thunder just now, couldn't see any flashes though.
Some big showers in the SE this evening although dying down now. Been some good convective cloudscapes including shelf clouds from what I've seen posted elsewhere
Nice one Darren!
Anyway, the wrap round frontal precipitation is still a way to the north of me and we are in a clear slot. I suspect there may be scope for some good convection down here as things already look unstable with some lumpy clouds about. Yesterday evening saw a number of heavy showers across the south and things haven't really changed since then
Steering winds remain cyclonic across the south with a south-easterly at present across Hampshire. The sunshine is promoting some shower development now which will be worth watching. Recent radar shows some activity stretching from W.Hampshire to Surrey
convection starting to kick off to my south and west
I think "convective dregs" is a good term to summarise what I have seen this afternoon; messy convective clouds delivering mostly sporadic fat rain drops but with the occasional bout of more organised heavy rain, which in several cases has included a bonus minute of pea-sized hail.
The wife has reported a couple of hail showers this afternoon and a some threatening skies. Just not enough "oomph" to kick it off properly
Brief clip of hail that Cheryl took in Alton this afternoon
A cell rumbling away to my West.
Plenty to interest us convection watchers this week once the frontal rain clears tomorrow. As Karl mentioned in M.O., some cool/cold uppers being shown and with plenty of low pressure about there'll be a lot of shower activity. Aside from any wintriness in favoured locations, many of us can expect hail and a few "cold" storms should appear under daytime heating. The period Tuesday-Thursday looks very showery at present and probably well beyond
After todays rain has gone though the rest of the week is looking convective.
We are already in action here with a heavy shower. Lot's more of them to come this week too
Been some isolated storms today. Recent electrification from a lively clump of showers in the Irish Sea
Might just miss that clump here but having another spiky shower now here too
Some heavy showers here overnight.