Potentially exciting weather tonight!

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TORRO have issued a tornado watch for central and southern England and Wales.

Which is quite a large area really. Tornado watches mean that the expected weather in conducive to tornadogenisis rather than they are expected but nevertheless, it could be interesting smile hail,thunder and severe gusts are also possible.

PseudoBadger Sat 19-Oct-13 20:02:53

I saw this on Facebook; I'm guessing it's the band that Met Office has coming across the area in the early hours?

turkeyboots Sat 19-Oct-13 20:03:26

Exciting!

We've just had some feaky weather in the East Midlands.

Torrential rain came from nowhere with thunder and lighting and left behind a golden orange sky.

I was in the bath so couldn't see much through the fristed window but heard it and saw the sky change colour.

It is badger smile

bundaberg Sat 19-Oct-13 20:11:49

oh goodness!

any idea how long it'll last?

am planning a trip to legoland on either mon or tues, but don't want to get hailed on grin

The unsettled weather looks likely to last all week, Tuesday I think shows more potential for storms again than Monday.

That's related to a band just exiting the UK Edwina, the next lot is coming in from the west.

bundaberg Sat 19-Oct-13 20:41:55

oh no! looks like legoland will be off again. blimmin weather! lol

BooItTooJulia Sat 19-Oct-13 20:43:32

Watching with interest. Based in West Midlands!

OYBBK I am a huge fan and love seeing and reading your threads. Tornado! I quite like a bit of extreme (but not too extreme) weather. Can you "do" Europe too or do you tend to stick to the UK?

BuzzardBirdBloodBath Sat 19-Oct-13 20:46:12

If you are on FB Boo go onto Midland Storm Chasers (based in Bridgnorth). They give excellent weather reports and post weather maps etc. Very interesting stuff.

MoreThanWords Sat 19-Oct-13 20:46:39

West Mids here too - had that huge downpour just as Tesco arrived with some very soggy shopping! There was a fabulous rainbow afterwards though

Looking forward to a good storm in the early hours smile ⚡️⚡️⚡️

CatAmongThePigeons Sat 19-Oct-13 20:46:53

The map showed that the sw could be affected, which is exciting- if it's out over the sea. It is very mild and calm here atm.

BooItTooJulia Sat 19-Oct-13 20:48:44

Oooh, will do Buzzard, thanks!

TheGonnagle Sat 19-Oct-13 20:53:09

We had a mahoosive cloud burst at about 5.30 after a beautiful, warm day. A large clap of thunder about 8.15 and now the calm before the storm.....
Could do without the tornado please. (West Mids btw)

AnandaTimeIn Sat 19-Oct-13 20:57:15

We - not UK - had a massive cloud burst after being told it was going to be an unusually mild 5 days to come. hmm

It's full moon and another eclipse. Explains it all grin

ScreamingNaanAndGoryOn Sat 19-Oct-13 20:58:43

It was weird here earlier (north west). Ridiculously warm this afternoon, followed by a mahoooosive thunderstorm.

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Sat 19-Oct-13 21:04:59

Thanks OYBBK smile

Anything exciting I should look out for tonight where I am (CSE)?

I suppose I'd better bring the bloody climbing plants in (still in very light pots and fall over with a breath of wind) and poor little Ollie Oak - he's still too tiddly to be out in nasty weather!

We've already started half term - sodding typical!!

Makinglists Sat 19-Oct-13 21:18:52

Big flash of lightening and short but heavy rainstorm here in Plymouth about 20 mins ago.

BlackeyedSusan Sat 19-Oct-13 21:20:59

I came to see if anyone else had had thunder and lightning.

we haas some just before 5, in the west midlands. went very dark a couple of claps of thunder, torrential rain and squally winds.

Chipping, you are sitting nicely in the risk area smile good precautions! Let me know if there is any damage!

Thanks for the report makinglists, you are our advance guard!

Blackeyedsusan, you may get more overnight too.

Shinyshoes1 Sat 19-Oct-13 21:26:45

I'm in Essex I'm in the red zone but it's very quiet her and quite mild

Will I get some OYBBK I love a good storm

SheSellsSadShells Sat 19-Oct-13 21:37:38

Waves at MakingLists, in the same place and clocked the torrential rain but not the lightning flash!

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