After this lovely weekend I'm afraid things revert back to normal, with some high rainfall totals expected with each part of the uk getting its own turn at heavy rain. No signs of improvement really until towards the end of August when there are some hints of better weather.
That must have been very scary! I'm not surprised you are still gibbering. I've read a few reports of farmers being struck um afraid. If you look back over historical records I think proportionally fewer people are struck nowadays because most of us lead such indoor lives.
We had an awful electrical storm on Monday (I think) and the place we were all sheltering was hit by lightning.
Dh had just finished saying that "No farmer that he ever knew had been hit by lightning" when the flash happened.
The big shed roof and all the routers were hit, cottage down the road which shares the same lines saw their router actually flash blue then melt. Power was knocked out then torrential rain which filled the streams up very quickly.
We get some pretty decent tornadoes over here too, just not the monsters, which are actually quite rare in the states, most are of a similar size to ours. I was in the States with my close encounter. It was a very scary storm!
Have a lovely time and relax Wow even to hear a tornado must be pretty cool (if a bit scary) DH and I looked into those storm chasing holidays a couple of years ago but its bloody expensive and I'm pg again so wont be going anywhere for quite a long time i think.
I know the UK gets its fair share of small tornado's and funnel clouds I've just never been lucky enough to see one. Sounds like you were in the states when you had your near miss - sirens make it more scary!
No worries oybbk - going anywhere nice and more importantly sunny? I would love to see a funnel cloud or mini tornado - its on my bucket list but where I live in Wiltshire we never even seem to have storms tis all a bit boring weatherwise.
Any chance of a heads up for a week tomorrow (23rd) and the following days? PFB and P2ndB are off to Reading festival and i have a feeling they wont last the 4 days if it tips down the whole while they are there?
I really enjoy your threads OYBBK I get all excited from October onwards and any chance of snow!
Angryfeet - friday could be a bit dodgy, at the moment te IOW is on the edge of the rainband. Sat looks nice and perhaps sunday too, though there maybe showers. Monday nice Tuesday not so nice then wed and thur, showers? hot on Sat/Sun pleasantly warm on other days.
Well, I ought to pack for my own hols (where it will be hot and sunny )
Argh! What do you think about north Lincolnshire on Sunday? It's dd's 1st birthday party and our house is much too small to accommodate the people we've got coming, especially the 10 marauding toddlers, so I'm relying on being able to chuck everyone out into the garden