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  • Location: Northwood. NW London. 68m asl
  • Location: Northwood. NW London. 68m asl

    Good result there Victor but surely someone must have some footage, it was a quite widespread event in that neck of the woods last night.

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  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
  • Weather Preferences: Severe Storms and Snow
  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast

    Anyone know why it ended up so intense? It was worse than any summer heat, cold front storms i've come across since 94

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

    This for myself will be in living memory as the second best thunderstorm I have ever witnessed, it felt like I was in florida!

     

    Well done Victor, no moaning now then? :lol: 

     

    There's nothing uploaded to YouTube yet.

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  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
  • Weather Preferences: Severe Storms and Snow
  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast

    Well done Victor, no moaning now then? Posted Image

     

    There's nothing uploaded to YouTube yet.

     

    I have a duty to moan ;)

     

    Besides

     

    I was utterly gutted I did not have my camcorder with me

     

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  • Location: Belper, Derbyshire
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms
  • Location: Belper, Derbyshire

    Anyone know why it ended up so intense? It was worse than any summer heat, cold front storms i've come across since 94

     

     

    I will try... what happened yesterday was a classic plume set up. Very warm high theta-e plume being advected north from a long way south being destabilised by cold upper levels overspreading the plume ahead of a cold front. Essentially a warm, humid airmass absolutely loaded with energy and moisture being held in place and then as the air aloft cools it is all set free. The storms did not last that long beyond the south coast, which is why they were only briefly very active, and probably explains the lack of reports. A very good night for a small population of the country.

     

    A similar thing happened further west but to less of an extent. As to why it was more intense than any other event you have seen, I don't know, maybe this time you just happened to be in the right place at the right time :)

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  • Location: Fazendas de,Almeirim, Portugal
  • Location: Fazendas de,Almeirim, Portugal

    They obviously invigorated as they headed inland across Kent because (thankfully) there was nothing like that here and the rain was just moderately heavy most of the time and kept stopping and starting. But in any case the radar appears to prove that, by showing that the worst swerved to my east. From my kitchen window yesterday evening all the lightning was seen passing that way

     

    As Supercell says above, all the ingredients and potential were there for some quite big storms and as stated on the SE regional thread early evening it seemed highly likely that the storms once developed over Northern France would be sustained over the channel as the most unstable air was still transferring northwards right into the evening time and aided by relatively warm SST's steepening lapse rates after darkness.

     

    Easy to see also why the rain band earlier in the day produced little if anything thundery in nature at all

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  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
  • Weather Preferences: Severe Storms and Snow
  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast

    Thankyou to both of you, well explained and understood :)

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  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
  • Weather Preferences: Severe Storms and Snow
  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
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  • Location: Fazendas de,Almeirim, Portugal
  • Location: Fazendas de,Almeirim, Portugal

    Posted Image  Reading through that, I was lucky with quite an escape last night it seems - just a matter of miles can make a large difference

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  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire
  • Weather Preferences: Cool not cold, warm not hot. No strong Wind.
  • Location: N.Bedfordshire, E.Northamptonshire

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    you have working streetlights during austerity!

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  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.
  • Location: The Purbeck Microclimate, Dorset.

    Good account, VM.

     

    Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere on the internets, or if you have seen it personally, but here you go:

     

     

    That's some force alright. Good example of what you can get even at this time of the year when there's good moisture return.

     

    Brilliant video, thanks for sharing. I haven't had thunder like that here since 1997, where i took refuge in a pub. There were multiple CG's coming down in a field opposite the Quay Inn pub - quite frankly, it was akin to the USA at times. The same evening, i was sheltering from rain under a tunnel with my brother and some friends (on the way back from the pub lol) when a chimmney was hit opposite, which collapsed and crushed a car parked on the main road below.  Only 2005 came close to it and that was the last direct storm i've had.

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  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
  • Weather Preferences: Severe Storms and Snow
  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast

    Good account, VM.

     

    Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere on the internets, or if you have seen it personally, but here you go:

     

     

    That's some force alright. Good example of what you can get even at this time of the year when there's good moisture return.

     

    All that was striking over my house!!!!!!!!

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

    Excellent video - great thunder. Reminds me of 23rd July this year in the West Country, only the lightning was a lot more frequent then. Just shows what October can conjure up!

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  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
  • Weather Preferences: Severe Storms and Snow
  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
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  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
  • Weather Preferences: Severe Storms and Snow
  • Location: Home near Sellindge, 80m/250feet, 5miles from Coast
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  • Location: Bamford, Rochdale
  • Weather Preferences: Summer - Storms Winter - Blizzards
  • Location: Bamford, Rochdale

    brilliant vid!

     

     

    Good account, VM.

     

    Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere on the internets, or if you have seen it personally, but here you go:

     

    http-~~-//www.youtube.com/watch?v=imQ0FRYAS-8

     

    That's some force alright. Good example of what you can get even at this time of the year when there's good moisture return.

     

     

    very USA esq thunder and lightning! shame it was over your neck of the wood and not mine!

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