Thunder booming away for last half hour. One to the west and one to the south. big drops of rain...No lightning seen yet.
Heavy rain and thunder here .
Mostly fine with good long sunny spells and only well scattered cumulus the whole day here as the showers did that "skirting by to my north" thing again. Actually, I told a lie, there was the most lightiest skimpiest of spitty shower at 10 am, one that lasted all of 4 minutes. The only thing that prevented it from feeling too summer-like was that brisk wind which is keeping it bone dry around here.I knew by levelling off and then putting grass seed on a large section of my lawn the other day would prevent any more rain coming this way!
1 x C+C lightning about 4 mins ago. Very loud crack of thunder. No rain.
Thunderstorm - shower past by here about 4:25-40PM. Saw some lightning flashes and CG bolt with some good audible thunder. Missed the deluge though but Harpur Hill got in on it.
best day of the year for storms had 3 today.
Couple of thunderstorms passing through today. Loudest booming around 3pm.
Brief and heavy showers of rain on and off, producing a zig zaggy temperature graph for today!
Daily rainfall 5.0mm
A thunderstorm passed through here this afternoon, followed by sunny intervals, but now just ordinary rain.
Tropical rain here and some lightning too. plenty of thunder. 2 storms passed by this one is on the doorstep.
1100 - Shower produced spell of tropical rain for a brief spell, easily some of the heaviest this year
1230 - Thunder heard to the south
1400 - Awesome storm, several overhead discharges and a number of CG's, intense rain
1630 - Thunderstorm away to the N, several rumbles
1700 - Backbuilding cumulus passing over giving some huge raindrops and hail
Been a classic showery summers day here (if a tad cool), what this means for us is glorious sunshine The convection is normally close by, close enough to hear the rumbles of the storms passing just few miles in land but on the coastal stretch it stays dry.
ANyway this little thing showed up as a tiny spec on the Met Radar but it was packing a punch, from the distance i saw several bolts of lightning including one in the rainbow :)
Some jet black skies today - this was at Dorking where I was watching the Olympic women's road race.
First thunder I've heard this year, too.
Two storms during the night- thunder in the first was intense as was the torrential rain/ hail. Rainfall since midnight....33mm- on top of the 49mm yesterday and 3 storms then! Never had so many in such a short space of time! Perhaps the Bristol Channel is providing the moisture and fetch means the storms they hit the Somerset coast running!
Our action took place early in the morning with some decent surface based stuff coming out of the WSW from the sea, we even managed a crack of thunder and some small hail, but the convection gradually shifted toward the north as the land heated up. Towards evening, the flow turned slightly more to the WNW which allowed some of the stuff to the north to drift further south, and it happened just in time for sunset which lead to some amazing skies!
These shots are actually Jpegs straight out of the camera!!!
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Nicely done, Jamie!