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  • Location: BRISTOL
  • Location: BRISTOL

This is probably a silly question but i'll ask it because im confused,On sites like ESTOFEX there is a R like symbol in the areas at risk of storms,I looked it up on google and it said it means thunder heard but no rain,Whats confused me is the forecast is for the next day,So how could thunder of been heard if theres no storms and like i said risk is for the next day if you get what i mean.

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

This is probably a silly question but i'll ask it because im confused,On sites like ESTOFEX there is a R like symbol in the areas at risk of storms,I looked it up on google and it said it means thunder heard but no rain,Whats confused me is the forecast is for the next day,So how could thunder of been heard if theres no storms and like i said risk is for the next day if you get what i mean.

the 'R' symbol you mention is in fact the international symbol for thunderstorm, as Coast has posted there are a number of variants of thunderstorm, with/without rain, with/without hail, with snow/rain, thunder heard but no precip and lightning seen.

hope that helps.

ps

thunder heard is code No 17

lightning seen is 13

the rest appropriate to thunder are as Coast commented.

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  • Location: Runcorn, Cheshire
  • Weather Preferences: Snowy winters, hot, sunny springs and summers.
  • Location: Runcorn, Cheshire

I really think that this thread should be pinned, it's VERY helpful to all members who don't know these such as me!

Thanks Coast and JH!

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  • Location: Camborne
  • Location: Camborne

I don't know whether it's of any interest but to complete the set, so to speak, the international cloud symbols and definitions for low, medium and high clouds.

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  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks
  • Location: just south of Doncaster, Sth Yorks

I really think that this thread should be pinned, it's VERY helpful to all members who don't know these such as me!

Thanks Coast and JH!

I'll put it into the learning area under 'Weather symbols and cloud classifications'(adding the link from WS but not today as just off out.

ta WS

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  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)
  • Location: Eastbourne, East Sussex (work in Mid Sussex)

I'll repost these symbols so everyone can see what they are and what they mean:

weather.gif

Cloud symbols:

wxcode2.gif

Here on this link are are the NOAA cloud classifications with pictures:

cloudchart.jpg

http://www.srh.noaa.gov/jetstream/synoptic/clouds_max.htm

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