Mumsnet thunder storm watch!

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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.

BlackOutTheSun Sat 25-Aug-12 12:51:34

I'm in wellingborough bit cloudy, the wind is picking up

Nightwish Sat 25-Aug-12 12:52:19

Just had a HUGE crack of thunder.
Sounded like a gunshot at first.
Love it!

GloriaSmud Sat 25-Aug-12 12:58:27

Ooo Nightwish <getting excited here as love a good storm as well!>, whereabouts are you?

For lightning strikes, you can see here. Some good ones showing up atm.

BlackOutTheSun Sat 25-Aug-12 13:00:49

Has just started raining, with a few thunder claps

Nightwish Sat 25-Aug-12 13:02:17

But that was it, just the one.
How disappointing!

I am in Devon.

Nothing here, a few light spots of rain, cloudy with sunny spells. Greater Manchester

Nightwish Sat 25-Aug-12 13:17:35

Oh I lied, more thunder now.

openerofjars Sat 25-Aug-12 13:17:58

We've either got thunder rumbling round the hills here in Sheffield, or someone is kicking the heck out of a lot of wheelie bins. I'm going with thunder. The sky is alternately blue and gorgeous or black and scary-looking with clouds by Steven Spielberg.

I quite like a good thunderstorm so am quietly a bit excited about it.

EdithWeston Sat 25-Aug-12 13:22:35

No rain, but thunder rolling round and some noticeable lightning. Sky quite dark, so could rain at any time. (East Midlands).

DN in Glossop is reporting thunderstorms there.

NotALondoner Sat 25-Aug-12 13:31:13

Thunder and rain in S Brum!

FunnysInLaJardin Sat 25-Aug-12 13:34:22

we had a massive thunderstorm here in Jersey yesterday and torrential rain. Expecting more thunder tonight I think but just very windy at the moment

NotALondoner Sat 25-Aug-12 13:35:37

And now proper loud thunder and lightening Wheeeeeeeee!

Oo I love thunder! It is warm isn't it G?

anairofhope Sat 25-Aug-12 13:42:03

South yorks thunder and heavry rain. Hope it clears up soon.

Thunder in the distance now, and the light is fading...maybe we will be lucky and get one

MadBusLady Sat 25-Aug-12 13:43:32

Warm in London this morning. Really pissing it down now.

blue2 Sat 25-Aug-12 13:43:53

Guildford is just cloudy and rather cold. Bit of rain now and again.
Better go walk the dogs sharpish...

RosemaryandThyme Sat 25-Aug-12 13:46:06

Thunder and lightening here right now -North Hampshire -0 off to grab the washing in !!!

ArielThePiraticalMermaid Sat 25-Aug-12 13:48:37

The weather has been shit here from the moment I woke up <glum>

Nothing as exciting as a thunderstorm even. Just more wind and rain. I spoke to my sister in London for the first time in a while and she couldn't believe it when I told her it hadn't been remotely hot and sunny here (Cornwall) for the whole of August.

Littlefish Sat 25-Aug-12 13:49:30

We were sitting in our car outside the cricket club at 1.15pm when an enormous crack of thunder and flash of lightening happened at the same time. The TV and lights all went out in the club house and fused. A couple of the players said that they saw sparks on the ground! I think we might have had a lucky escape! We were between Worcester and Birmingham.

ravenAK Sat 25-Aug-12 13:57:33

Torrential rain & occasional thunder in West Yorkshire. All my fault - I pegged the washing out.

I do like thunder & lightning very very frightening but dd1 has been telling me off for half an hour about the washing!

BlackOutTheSun Sat 25-Aug-12 14:05:07

Well its over now got washing on the line

Aww I miss W Yorks sad

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)

Deep running thunderstorm now passed over (leicestershire).

Sky looking much brighter even if still cloudy.

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