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  • Location: Caterham-on-the-hill, Surrey, 190m asl (home), Heathrow (work)
  • Location: Caterham-on-the-hill, Surrey, 190m asl (home), Heathrow (work)

Heavy showers and thunderstorms look to develop across southern Britain today, please discuss and add your reports here.

Convective / Storm forecast - Issued 25/10/2011 11:00

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Valid: 25/10/2011 06:00 - 26/10/2011 06:00

Headline: ... THERE IS A RISK OF THUNDERSTORMS FORECAST...

Synopsis

Large upper low and colocated surface low over western Britain drives a cyclonic SW flow across the British Isles, by 12z ... cold front lies across NE Scotland with showery troughs moving NE across England and Wales.

... SW ENGLAND, SE ENGLAND, E ANGLIA, LINCS and S WALES ...

Upper low across the W/SW will spread increasingly cold upper air/steep lapse rates in from the SW across the Sern half of England and Wales today. Scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms will therefore develop across southern England and south Wales by lunch-time and continuing through the afternoon into the overnight period. Shortwave trough(s) moving NE will enhance convective activity and thunderstorm development, fairly strong upper flow towards eastern England and 30-40 knots of DL shear should be sufficient for some loosely organised convection capable of producing some strong wind gusts, hail and CG lightning, particularly across coastal central S/SE England this afternoon and through tonight. However, without a more robust indication of instability and stronger wind shear in the lowest km, no severe weather is anticipated. Heavy showers/t-storms across SE England will transfer north across E Anglia and other areas of E England by dawn.

Issued by: Nick F - Forecaster for Netweather

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  • Location: Bexley (home), C London (work)
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms
  • Location: Bexley (home), C London (work)
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  • Location: Caterham-on-the-hill, Surrey, 190m asl (home), Heathrow (work)
  • Location: Caterham-on-the-hill, Surrey, 190m asl (home), Heathrow (work)

Some nice Tcu building up here over south London in the bright sunshine. Showers are getiing going now across central-S England.

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  • Location: The North Kent countryside
  • Weather Preferences: Hot summers, snowy winters and thunderstorms!
  • Location: The North Kent countryside

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What he said ^^^^.

Beautiful and sunny here at the moment, but some interesting clouds building up. I am scared to get optimistic this year after so much disappointment.

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  • Location: London, UK
  • Weather Preferences: MCC/MCS Thunderstorms
  • Location: London, UK

Anyone in Area A1 will get Isolations of +SHRA/+TSRAGS with localised Embedded CBs from 01500ft-3000ft on the TROUGHS. According to the TAFs it's going to happen between lunchtime and midnight. Looking at the frontal synopsis anything between 1800 and 6am tomorrow, so any lightning should light the sky up.

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Harry seeing as you're alive, I am guessing the location of that Trough and the wind direction is good for French Imports??

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Some nice Tcu building up here over south London in the bright sunshine. Showers are getiing going now across central-S England.

Let's hope it builds throughout the day, Diurnal is not till 3/4pm when things should be at max pot.

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  • Location: South Gloucestershire BS35
  • Weather Preferences: Severe weather enthusiast
  • Location: South Gloucestershire BS35

Met Office predicts T-storm this evening for Bristol, where forecast radar doesn't quite agree...with it heading eastwards before reaching us.

Anyone know what the likelyhood of us seeing anything here is? Or is it more of a S/SE coastal affair?

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  • Location: Efford, Plymouth
  • Weather Preferences: Misty Autumn Mornings, Thunderstorms and snow
  • Location: Efford, Plymouth

Looking at the IOW radar, something is brewing around Brest. Still it's early doors yet!

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  • Location: London, UK
  • Weather Preferences: MCC/MCS Thunderstorms
  • Location: London, UK

Looking at the IOW radar, something is brewing around Brest. Still it's early doors yet!

TAF's have all just been downgraded, PROB30 TEMPO 2514/2523 17015G25KT 4000 +SHRA TSGR

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  • Location: Wimborne, Dorset
  • Weather Preferences: Snow (of course) Storms, Sunshine, everything begging with 'S'
  • Location: Wimborne, Dorset

I can confirm that we are experiencing thunder and lightning and rain. A lovely storm! (Well as lovely as storms can be)

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  • Location: London, UK
  • Weather Preferences: MCC/MCS Thunderstorms
  • Location: London, UK

I can confirm that we are experiencing thunder and lightning and rain. A lovely storm! (Well as lovely as storms can be)

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  • Location: South East Essex
  • Location: South East Essex

I can confirm that we are experiencing thunder and lightning and rain. A lovely storm! (Well as lovely as storms can be)

Are you winding us up.....I cannot see any lightening strikes anywhere on Radars pardon.gif

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  • Location: Bexley (home), C London (work)
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms
  • Location: Bexley (home), C London (work)

Harry seeing as you're alive, I am guessing the location of that Trough and the wind direction is good for French Imports??

HAHA!!! LOL!!! Yeah I've been fairly absent lately, combination of too much work, relationship, studies, social life and the likes...plus a distinct absence of convective potential!!

I think imports are decent bet...the Channel should serve to beef up any potential showers/storms/thundery rain, however it becomes a little bit less certain as things progress over land. The synopsis from Estofex and Nick F are promising, however UKASF is much more conservative with the focus around coastal areas.

Predicting how far inland any action gets will be difficult IMO. Normally 15-20 miles is a reasonable estimate, but with rapidly falling uppers it could continue well inland. In short, I don't know cray.gif

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  • Location: Brongest,Wales
  • Weather Preferences: Stormy autumn, hot and sunny summer and thunderstorms all year round.
  • Location: Brongest,Wales

As I predicted earlier the worst we have had so far here is just on and off light showers.

Still, looks quite dark to the south.

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  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset
  • Weather Preferences: Continental winters & summers.
  • Location: Cleeve, North Somerset

Very dark clouds to the west which were heading this way from the SW then veered straight northwards so that sun has stayed out all the time. Hoping for just a little push further east to affect this area.

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  • Location: Brongest,Wales
  • Weather Preferences: Stormy autumn, hot and sunny summer and thunderstorms all year round.
  • Location: Brongest,Wales

I can confirm that we are experiencing thunder and lightning and rain. A lovely storm! (Well as lovely as storms can be)

Could you please confirm whether or not this is true and actually happening?

How come the radars aren't showing anything?

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  • Location: London, UK
  • Weather Preferences: MCC/MCS Thunderstorms
  • Location: London, UK

Harry seeing as you're alive, I am guessing the location of that Trough and the wind direction is good for French Imports??

HAHA!!! LOL!!! Yeah I've been fairly absent lately, combination of too much work, relationship, studies, social life and the likes...plus a distinct absence of convective potential!!

I think imports are decent bet...the Channel should serve to beef up any potential showers/storms/thundery rain, however it becomes a little bit less certain as things progress over land. The synopsis from Estofex and Nick F are promising, however UKASF is much more conservative with the focus around coastal areas.

Predicting how far inland any action gets will be difficult IMO. Normally 15-20 miles is a reasonable estimate, but with rapidly falling uppers it could continue well inland. In short, I don't know cray.gif

Haha!! Also your PM feature doesn't work anymore, wont let me PM you.

Yeah I am looking at it at the moment, the trough is just starting to come over the channel. Will be south of Brighton at 1800z according to the Aviation section of the MetOffice. Hence the convective showers being set off all over the south at the moment. Looking at the CAPE levels, it seems to be mostly over the channel or Le France, annoyingly.

So unless we get some big imports, it's a non-event this one unfortunately.

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  • Location: Sandown, Isle of Wight
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms and snow
  • Location: Sandown, Isle of Wight

Ahhh good to be back in the Storm area, hope we get some thunderstorms, good luck fellow storm lovers :)

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  • Location: South Gloucestershire BS35
  • Weather Preferences: Severe weather enthusiast
  • Location: South Gloucestershire BS35

Nice to see the usual gap approaching Bristol area. Heavy showers to the SE heading N and a bigger clump to the SW heading off towards S Wales if it follows its current path. A nice circle of nothing on radar developing that's approaching us haha...

Story of 2011.

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  • Location: Fareham, Hampshire
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms, Severe Weather events
  • Location: Fareham, Hampshire

ooooh I must confess I do have my fingers crossed for something stormy - it's been far too long without any! There are strikes showing on Meteox albeit only a few - but here's hoping!

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  • Location: Brongest,Wales
  • Weather Preferences: Stormy autumn, hot and sunny summer and thunderstorms all year round.
  • Location: Brongest,Wales

ooooh I must confess I do have my fingers crossed for something stormy - it's been far too long without any! There are strikes showing on Meteox albeit only a few - but here's hoping!

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Those strikes look very scattered to me.

Seems certain however that we will get heavy showers later as the showers move northwards.

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  • Location: Dorset
  • Weather Preferences: warehamwx.co.uk
  • Location: Dorset

There's been thunder & lightning and some good downpours here. Looks as though some more is pushing up from the channel.

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  • Location: Sunderland
  • Weather Preferences: Hot Summer, Snowy winter and thunderstorms all year round!
  • Location: Sunderland

Hmm....looking at the NW radar now with more than just a passing interest....Some interesting developments in the west country drifting slowly NNW...Some good t-storm parameters in that area, some increased SB CAPE, the atmosphere is bouyant at the lower levels, and lapse rates are high, aiding convection...Not expecting anything here to the north of Birmingham, but one never knows for sure...

...Just editing my horrific spelling...lol

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