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Suffolk Thunderstorm 20-7-16


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  • Location: South East UK
  • Weather Preferences: Thunderstorms/squalls/hoar-frost/mist
  • Location: South East UK

Went on a small stormchase on 20th July, as some forecasts had been showing a chance of severe thunderstorms in East Anglia during the evening. 
After noting rapid growth of cbs to my west about 5.15PM, I headed out to Great Livermere which is my fav place to watch the skies during thundery weather.

As i arrived the storm to my NW was rumbling constantly with mostly C-C lightning
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storm was heading SE towards me
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The anvil shield over to the east
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Storm moving closer with most of the hail to my north , i did get a few doinks on the car roof from 12mm hail, and gusty winds around 40mph.
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I drove through a couple of villages and found some flooding and some greenery from hedges and trees by the road due to a combination of hail and wind
near Elmswell i saw what looked like a funnel cloud
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Further east at Mendlesham another possible funnel cloud was seen, and some foliage blown onto the road 

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The storm was now over the Suffolk coast and still going strong,certainly moving too fast to catch. 
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One of the best storms for a few years around here,although i wish i had not tried to chase it and took more video instead.... 

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