Mumsnet thunder storm watch!

(51 Posts)
GloriaSmud Sat 25-Aug-12 12:47:04

Think England and Wales especially could be in for thunderstorms this afternoon as temperatures rise. There's more about it here on netweather. (I think the metoffice are attempting to do a weather warning about it but the page here hasn't been working for several days.)

We've currently got 23C here (Leicester) and it's quite humid in the sun.

TwllBach Sat 25-Aug-12 14:08:02

We (apparently - I slept through it) had a massive storm in north Wales last night.

IShotJR Sat 25-Aug-12 14:08:34

We have a cracker of a thunder storm here on the berks/hamps border right now!

I have been doing the hokey cokey with the washing all morning. now we have pitch black sky and thunder. sad Worcestershire.

Proper thunder and lightening here (Cambridgeshire) but only the few odd spots of rain.
Very muggy though.

marriedinwhite Sat 25-Aug-12 14:17:57

Two big thunder claps and it poured. It was v dark but there's light shining on the river so there must be a break in the clouds. Ooh there might be a rainbow. Must drag myself off this sofa to have a proper look - but my neck and shoulders are hurting and I can't really be bothered. SW London btw.

DS is at Reading!


Rain alternating between drizzle and piss down throughout the day, no point in having the blinds open it's that overcast.

And Im off to a BBQ grin

GinFilth Sat 25-Aug-12 14:30:10

Another one from West Yorkshire - torrential rain bouncing back up to waist height and LOUD thunder. I quite like it. My border collie on the other hand is shaking with fright under my bed & won't come out for hours now - I hate the little shit who threw a firecracker at her when she was 2. sad

BadDayAtTheOrifice Sat 25-Aug-12 14:34:42

There's a big black cloud approahing Leicester. Hope this is it!

GloriaSmud Sat 25-Aug-12 14:49:05

Littlefish ~ that does sound like a lucky escape!

Bad Day ~ western edge of Leicester and we've just had a thundery shower. It's gone quite black and we've had lightning and a few rumbles. <gets even more excited>

BadDayAtTheOrifice Sat 25-Aug-12 14:52:06

Hail and thunder now!

It must be coming our way now. The rumblings have started!

Hail, heavy rain and thunder for a few minutes, now subsided back into distant rumbles and ominous skies.

Some Guides/Brownies are getting very wet at Linnet Clough.

MildredIsMyAlterEgo Sat 25-Aug-12 15:02:35

Monster thunderstorms here in SE Wales for the last 1/2 hour smile

Longdistance Sat 25-Aug-12 15:04:17

In Luton and can hear it.

Twixed Sat 25-Aug-12 15:08:11

And even though I saw the forecast why'd I pick today to haul newborn clothes blankets etc out of the attic to wash?

Just started pishing it down in Glasgow. No t&l yet though.

Well, we just had less than a minute of heavy rain. Then nothing.

bronze Sat 25-Aug-12 15:25:54

Thunder here
Intermittent rain

bronze Sat 25-Aug-12 15:30:15

Sorry north Norfolk

nipersvest Sat 25-Aug-12 15:41:41

big storms over rutland, thunder is almost constant right now.

Heavy rain again.

DS is in a coach on his way back from Essex - it may be an interesting drive back for them.

NoComet Sat 25-Aug-12 15:54:40

No electricity due to lightening yesterday evening and one huge flash around 1.40 pm today.


marriedinwhite Sat 25-Aug-12 15:54:49

Don't worry manky mine's at Reading sad

marriedinwhite sad

Ds was at the Jamboree at Chelmsford, they have had to strike camp in the wet.

Kbear Sat 25-Aug-12 16:51:08

Last hour thunderstorm in SE London and torrential rain. Just stopped and the sky is brightening. My DD is camping about 30 miles away.... wellies on!

Minstrelsaremarvellous Sat 25-Aug-12 18:31:23

Yowser - torrential rain, hailstones like marbles, thunder, lightening - The Works! Walking the dogs with DH, DDs and nephew and it was so bad we had to call for an emergency pick up! (Lincoln). V v exciting but the hailstones hurt! (everyone had umbrellas apart from me)

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