Storm reports Weds 17th and Thur 18th June

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Julian Mayes

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Jun 16, 2020, 4:52:52 PM6/16/20
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No, I'm not claiming to see into the future but I thought it might be useful to start a thread in good time for any sign rain / thunderstorms. At least it would save people from having to post under a subject line referring to a cloud in Surrey!  

Now that's tempting fate...
 
Julian  

Len

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Jun 16, 2020, 6:08:33 PM6/16/20
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I am awaiting with baited breath.
UKMO have already removed the lightning symbols from the Wembury forecast for 1200, 1300, 1400 hrs tomorrow 17th.

Len
Wembury

Dave C

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Jun 17, 2020, 7:04:07 AM6/17/20
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I am awaiting, but I will not be baiting my breath ;-)

Len

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Jun 17, 2020, 7:06:50 AM6/17/20
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Storms to the north of us again spawning off the high ground of Dartmoor, Bodmin Moor and Exmoor.
They are drifting west in a light Noreasterly.
We are on the edge of them again but one heavy shower did affect us for 15 mins at 1030.

Interesting thunderstorm warnings on my UKMO mobile app.
At 0343 they cancelled the warning but reinstated it at 1100 presumably when they noticed red echoes appearing on the radar images.
LOL

Len
Wembury SW Devon

Len

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Jun 17, 2020, 7:18:48 AM6/17/20
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Dave C
I am awaiting, but I will not be baiting my breath
 
12:04 PM (12 minutes ago)
Perhaps eating garlic might help bring some storms ;-)

Len


Graham Easterling

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Jun 17, 2020, 7:43:16 AM6/17/20
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At 0343 they cancelled the warning but reinstated it at 1100 presumably when they noticed red echoes appearing on the radar images.
LOL
They actually noticed reality? that's a 1st!

1.3mm in Penzance in the 24 hours to 09:00. Plenty of big Cb just to the south, streaming in a line from near Helston, but quite sunny yesterday afternoon here with VG visibility.

Spells of sunshine here this morning, 17C @ 09:00, now around 19C, 18C up at Culdrose. Looking interesting to the east, but it did yesterday when there was minor flooding near Truro. Just got sunnier as the day went on here.

Time will tell, I'd hate to be forecasting any detail today.

Graham
Penzance

Julian Mayes

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Jun 17, 2020, 7:58:47 AM6/17/20
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Well Len, both of are in 'active' weather areas today......

Came in from the garden at 1225 when thunder heard to SE. A few spots of rain. This may not be the most exciting report of the day but I see that we're importing storms from France for the first time in this unsettled spell over the Strait of Dover. At last.  

Today the firing line appears to be just east of me over S London. I do hope some areas that have missed out on rain so far this month get some of it this pm.  A detailed rainfall map for this month would be interesting - I mean detailed, not the smallish interpolated map on the MO website. 


Julian     - more rumbling to my east 1255 BST. 

Tudor Hughes

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Jun 17, 2020, 10:19:50 AM6/17/20
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    My report is equally unexciting.  A few rumbles of thunder at 12.20 but no rain at all.  No wind either, or sun.  8/8 with cloud at various levels, mostly medium.  Movement, vertical or horizontal, difficult to detect.

Tudor Hughes, Warlingham, NE Surrey 

Julian Mayes

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Jun 17, 2020, 10:52:43 AM6/17/20
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Unexciting? :)   The convergence line from the Surrey / Sussex sea breeze front is running a bit further SW - more to N Hants / Berks. 

But look further afield - eg at the radar.....  apparently 16.2mm at St. James' Park in hour to 13 Z.    Zeroes at other London sites in that hour.  Neither seem to match radar imagery perfectly.  But overall, for the SE / East Anglia, this must be the most active storm day yet in this sequence.

Julian  

Brian Wakem

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Jun 17, 2020, 12:50:53 PM6/17/20
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All missed.  No rain.

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Brian Wakem
Lower Bourne, Farnham, Surrey
Live obs @ 17:50:37 : 18.8C, DP 15.9C, RH 83%, 0.0 mm

Freddie

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Jun 17, 2020, 1:22:34 PM6/17/20
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Wishy-washy thunderstorm here 1625z to 1650z.  A few rumbles, no lightning seen, 0.2 mm of rain.
Looks like being a tad damp here Thursday morning.

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Freddie
Dorrington
Shropshire
115m AMSL
http://www.hosiene.co.uk/weather/
Stats for the month so far: https://www.hosiene.co.uk/weather/statistics/latest.xlsx

Dave C

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Jun 17, 2020, 1:23:49 PM6/17/20
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Same here but radar was accurate in predicting the gaps.

Julian Mayes

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Jun 17, 2020, 3:18:54 PM6/17/20
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I hate to break the sequence of non-reports (you all must live in the wrong places...:)   ) but at risk of slightly stealing Colin's thunder (please excuse pun but could not resist), there ARE some large rainfall totals about to be unveiled in his UK post later this evening. 

Maybe more members needed in East Midlands down to Bristol. 

Julian  
Molesey - looking out for the central London thunderstorm approaching.  

Len

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Jun 17, 2020, 3:19:33 PM6/17/20
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Well it was an exciting day here looking at the storms on the radar.
They were all over the place but no thunder and lightning here, no hail either.
Some heavy rain though. Total of 12.8 mm.

And the sun came out after 3.30, raising the temp to 20C to give an excellent end to the day.
The garden has never had it so good.

Len
Wembury


Len

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Jun 17, 2020, 5:48:28 PM6/17/20
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Clap of thunder heard at 21.10 BST.
From a surprising last gasp shower.

Len
Wembury

Dave C

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Jun 17, 2020, 8:15:15 PM6/17/20
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Rain finally materialises just before midnight. Before that it would approach me perfectly, turn to drizzle and then three miles west of me explode into the max colour on the radar. Amazing. Since midnight I've started to get some heavier bursts which are longer lasting and it is started to mount up now. Will have filled the water butts which is always the main objective!

Tudor Hughes

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Jun 17, 2020, 10:55:11 PM6/17/20
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    Merely steady light-moderate rain here.  No thunder.

Tudor Hughes, Warlingham.

Graham Easterling

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Jun 18, 2020, 4:20:41 AM6/18/20
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Same here. Sunny spells in the morning. Mainly cloudy afternoon, though bright. Patchy rain in the evening.

A grand total of 1.1 mm to 09:00 today, 1.3mm yesterday. Very different further up the County, minor flooding near Truro.

It would be good to see the vast difference in weather between many coastal locations, and the weather up the spine of Cornwall / Devon, & where the winds offshore, reflected in the forecasts. Just grey this morning.

So no thunder, no real heat, no surf, no strong wind, its all been a bit boring!

Graham
Penzance

Metman2012

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Jun 18, 2020, 5:57:15 AM6/18/20
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Here in the oasis of S Oxfordshire, we had a trace yesterday but 17.7mm since it started just after midnight. That's a bit better.

Dave C

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Jun 18, 2020, 6:07:42 AM6/18/20
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Pretty much the wettest day here since may 2017 ! Steady sometimes heavy rain from midnight till 9.00am giving 23mm. So no thunderstorms but significant rain at last :-)
In yesterday's forecast they spent a lot of time emphasising the thunderstorms. This rain belt was forecast but hadn't expected that much rain from it based on the forecast i must admit. I suppose 23mm is not that much of a big deal for most of the Country.

Len

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Jun 18, 2020, 6:05:20 PM6/18/20
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15.8 mm here at 1800 and still raining through the evening.
This is a quasi-stationary low, stuck, with no steering from the upper level flow.

Len
Wembury

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