My sister's in Barcelona at the moment. I was very jealous, but with today's weather I'm glad I stayed here instead, they're not getting a storm over there.
I was fortunate enough to be at a meeting in Derby today. It was the nearest I've come to experiencing daytime darkness in all of my 42 years. Streetlights came on. At its peak it stopped the meeting, not through the rain or the thunder but the weirdness of the 'darkness'.
I'm back in London now where it is sunny and a very warm 27c.
Just done a quick video rounding up todays dramatic events - The End Of Thundery Thursday: http://gavsweathervids.com/
we had a few rumbles in the distance this morning but bar that nowt tbh
Apart from a 5 minute heavy shower this morning (no thunder) it has been disappointing for thundery weather here today.
Pictures in the Mail of todays storms.
Insane rain here and the thunder is near deafen at times and it continues!
Surface flooding everywhere!
Same here Duane! Very spectacular! It started around 11am and was at its most intense just as the Olympic Torch relay came through my part of the world. It was delayed for a while because of the weather, which meant the thousands lining the roads to see it were out in the rain for even longer!
The storm rumbled on until around 3pm here.
Just been on Look North with some class lightning pictures as well
Not sure what you can say other than WOW at today's events. Makes our storm last week look like a band of drizzle (and that caused a fair bit of chaos as it was)
I honestly thought today was going to be another of those British letdowns, but plenty have seen some great action. Stafford just clipped the edge of the storm it seems, but it was dark as night and with thunder and lightning, but not as intense as further south.
I thought we might miss this but but it came very dark soon after 7pm with thunder rumbling continually to the west.About 7:30pm violent rain lashed down for little more than 5 minutes with a couple of lightning strikes close enough to trip the power out twice. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2djE7DNO3s
A places called Coalville/Leicestershire 7 miles S/SW of Loughborough on the edge of the Charnwood hills recorded a massive 56mms of rain over 2 inches during todays storms.
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