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Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« on: July 24, 2019, 01:05:52 AM »
Anyone else mesmerized at this summer storm going on? Ive never seen anything like it. Consistent lightning lighting up the sky. There was onethunder crack so loud that it sounded like an explosion and we were truly scared. Monsoon type rain. Apparently there hale in Llandaff not far away.
Loudest thunder I ever done heard.

And all just seemingly out of nowhere; it was a boiling day. Yeah I know.its a summer storm but unusual for here surely? The ministering of BoJo has made a new age of death and calamity come to pass

Anyone else experiencing this shit?
Anyone ever seen a storm like this in this country?

Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2019, 01:19:13 AM »
In Cardiff - was playing cricket earlier and was quite pleased to have got our game in and three pints in the beer garden before it came because we were expecting it from about 8pm onwards. Biggest I can remember here for a long time but I was in Austin in April and there was a storm of this intensity that went on for well over six hours. Mad stuff.

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2019, 01:26:21 AM »
In Manchester. It’s warm and close but no storms as yet.

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2019, 01:28:15 AM »
Think that's heading our way soon. Never seem to get much thunder, maybe tonight will be different.

Ooo, just as I type, first rumble.

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2019, 01:52:34 AM »
. There was onethunder crack so loud that it sounded like an explosion and we were truly scared
You and the gulls.

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2019, 01:54:14 AM »
If this is global warming, I say bring it on!

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2019, 01:57:41 AM »
Nothing here (Manchester) yet. Due any minute now according to the Met Office.

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2019, 02:00:54 AM »
Followed it for about an hour this evening on my bike, from Bristol heading east. Enough lightning to pedal by!  Thankfully it was faster than me and heading in the same direction so I avoided getting electromutilated.

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2019, 02:05:42 AM »
'Twas an absolutely incredible sight to behold tonight!  I've never seen anything quite like it.  I suspect that I've teleported into a horror universe!  Send interdimensional help, stat!  I bet it's that madras.  I bloody knew that it would have repercussions!  I'm spooked.

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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2019, 02:06:43 AM »

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2019, 02:17:32 AM »
Here it comes...

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2019, 02:25:52 AM »
I've been enjoying this too, and thought of starting a thread myself...

...there's also https://www.lightningmaps.org which is based on the same data source as above but has a slightly different map style that some may prefer.

I couldn't believe how fast it was moving, by the time the worstbest of the noise had gone, and I'd found that website again, it was already well past the next town.

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2019, 02:31:34 AM »
Near Wrexham. Stood outaside in my pants having a fag durng the big rains about 12:30. Lovely fresh air after being close all day.

Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2019, 02:40:09 AM »
Had to spend an hour sitting downstairs with two nervous golden retrievers with the TV turned up as loudly as possible, most intense storm I'v ever seen in the UK with lighting strikes every few seconds, only ones previously I'v seen like that were in the Himalayas at the tail end of the monsoon.

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2019, 02:50:18 AM »
We had thunder and lightning without rain for about 45 minutes here in the arse-end of West London. Then it absolutely pissed down for 15 minutes.
Stopped about 20 minutes ago.

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2019, 07:07:47 AM »
I was promised thunder.  I got no thunder.  This thread makes me sad.

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2019, 07:24:33 AM »
I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe

The beigest of beige days in newcastle. All drizzle and spite

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2019, 07:45:46 AM »
Doesn't seem to have touched the humidity in South Wales

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« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2019, 08:30:35 AM »
Was a very weird hour or two, just constant thunder and lightning but no rain except when there was a lull in the thunder and lightning, then it absolutely lashed it down for about 3 minutes before cracking on with the lightning.

End of days?

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2019, 08:34:54 AM »
Was a very weird hour or two, just constant thunder and lightning but no rain except when there was a lull in the thunder and lightning, then it absolutely lashed it down for about 3 minutes before cracking on with the lightning.

End of days?

No, you dafty

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2019, 08:39:14 AM »
Proper Travis Bickle rain last night, beautifully crisp and fresh this morning. Beastly tomorrow though, especially for those of us with Hibernian constitutions.

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #21 on: July 24, 2019, 10:44:33 AM »
I stayed up until half 3 waiting for this and NOTHING FUCKING HAPPENED.

Fuming.

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #22 on: July 24, 2019, 10:48:46 AM »
Meant to be 35 degrees tomorrow. 35!

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #23 on: July 24, 2019, 10:50:19 AM »
Meant to be 35 degrees tomorrow. 35!

Hope I'm dead by then.

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #24 on: July 24, 2019, 11:02:19 AM »
Will be dead at that temp.

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2019, 11:19:37 AM »
I was promised thunder.  I got no thunder.  This thread makes me sad.

Sounded like an artillery range in Birmingham.

Woke me up two or three times. Madness.

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2019, 11:25:36 AM »
Sounded like an artillery range in Birmingham.

Woke me up two or three times. Madness.

Toronto has bigger storms than that on the storm's day off

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Re: Storms of Great Britain (location: Wales)
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2019, 12:02:14 PM »
Saw lightening in the distance as I went to bed, but no thunder.

Was woken an hour later when the thunder and rain arrived, but even then it seemed a bit odd. It seemed right on top of us, but there was a delay to the thunder as if it was higher up than normal. Is that even possible?

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« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2019, 12:10:25 PM »
Sounded like an artillery range in Birmingham.

Woke me up two or three times. Madness.

I am weeping into my Kindle.  Weeping.

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« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2019, 12:23:54 PM »
Toronto has bigger storms than that on the storm's day off

That was the loudest storm I’ve heard, hands down. Blinding flashes through the blackout curtain we have for Ferris Jr (who slept soundly throughout for some reason). Went on for hours, and I’m not kidding about the sound - windows rattling from the incessant booming. Very portentous.