thunderstorms tonight?

(41 Posts)
OhYouBigBadBeast Wed 31-Oct-12 19:11:28

Associated with a cold front that's wiggling sort of north south across the UK. Torro have issued a convective discussion for the potential for isolated tornadoes. Sorry no links or extra info at this pointed. On an overcrowded wobbling train ( or is that the margarita I had with dinner?) on my phone.

alcibiades Wed 31-Oct-12 20:07:54

It's a very definite line on the rainfall radar map - just to the west of me, and getting closer. No signs of lightning on the MetOffice map, though.

OhYouBigBadBeast Wed 31-Oct-12 20:40:08

Back home smile

Here's the link

OhYouBigBadBeast Wed 31-Oct-12 20:41:58

Just looked on the radar, yes, very impressive line! Quite gusty here in advance.

spamm Wed 31-Oct-12 20:42:18

OYBBB - What would MNers do without you?! Thank you again for your great Hurricane Sandy thread.

OhYouBigBadBeast Wed 31-Oct-12 20:45:36

Could get some pretty high wind speeds as it goes through.

OhYouBigBadBeast Wed 31-Oct-12 20:45:59

Spamm, you are so welcome smile

OhYouBigBadBeast Wed 31-Oct-12 20:47:09

Btw, cold front isn't moving north south, it's aligned sort of north south moving eastwards!

It's really wet and windy here in the south

OhYouBigBadBeast Wed 31-Oct-12 21:15:46

Are you ahead or behind the front now spotty?

I am very interested in what's going on along the south coast on the leading edge of the front. Can you see how the straight line sort of breaks with the part across the channel being a bit behind the rest? Wouldn't be surprised if there weren't a tornado or waterspout report in that broken part of the line as it continues to move across.

alcibiades Wed 31-Oct-12 22:11:24

The front has just arrived here. Rain and very noticeable wind gusts. There's a pitter-patter of stuff down the chimney, and the Sky box temporarily went offline.

I am about 10 miles west of Brighton and about half a mile inland. It is belting down here and very windy. Sky box on and off.

OhYouBigBadBeast Wed 31-Oct-12 22:29:18

Sounds exciting both!

Mock If you hear of any damage tomorrow I'd be very interested.

OhYouBigBadBeast Wed 31-Oct-12 22:32:42

Just looked at a different radar which has the split about 40 miles north of the coast. Not sure which is more accurate, I think it's the one I've just looked at as its higher resolution.

OhYouBigBadBeast Wed 31-Oct-12 22:34:02

Oh no. Scuse my witterings, met office radar now also shows the split further north.

Will do!

mummymccar Wed 31-Oct-12 22:41:46

Southampton here and we have high winds, heavy rain, thunder and lightning. The sky box went offline at about 10pm and I've given up on it now.

AnEerieAirOfHorror Wed 31-Oct-12 22:42:22

Im in Rotherham South Yorkshire and its been raining here since 6pm and has been windy all day and cold.

OhYouBigBadBeast Wed 31-Oct-12 22:46:03

Ooh a proper storm mummymccar!

Brrr eerie!

Wind is gusting but I can't hear rain and I'm pinned down by cats, so I can't look.

Pascha Wed 31-Oct-12 22:52:15

When's it likely to reach Kent, Beasty?

mogandme Wed 31-Oct-12 22:54:07

Wet here - been raining ferociously since 9pm and heard what sounded like thunder about 15 minutes ago, but rain has just slowed to a steady drizzle.

mogandme Wed 31-Oct-12 22:54:19

Oh I'm in Hampshire.

Nuttyfilly Wed 31-Oct-12 22:58:04

Heavy rain and gusty wind here in leicestershire, hope we don't have thunderstorms I really really don't like them!

OhYouBigBadBeast Wed 31-Oct-12 23:03:00

It's quite slow Pascha, so I'm estimating around 2am, give or take an hour.

InherentlyCantankerous Wed 31-Oct-12 23:03:55

Weathers just got a lot worse here - S.E coast of I.O.W.

Argh more lightning as I typed that.

McPhee Wed 31-Oct-12 23:06:11

South coast. IOW visable from bedroom. Massive rumble of thunder right overhead

OhYouBigBadBeast Wed 31-Oct-12 23:07:59

IOW does seem to be well positioned for tonight's fun!

Btw, I never use pcs or plugged in laptops in thunderstorms. They are a bit vulnerable to strikes. We had a strike hit the neighbours garden across the road. Approx 9 houses had variously damaged computers, phones and tellies. Was a bit scary!

I'm paranoid enough now to use a uPS on my pc.

InherentlyCantankerous Wed 31-Oct-12 23:08:50

<unplugs iPad>

OhYouBigBadBeast Wed 31-Oct-12 23:09:34

Lol! That is probably sensible!

McPhee Wed 31-Oct-12 23:09:58

<unplugs laptop>

OhYouBigBadBeast Wed 31-Oct-12 23:12:05


I'm off to sleep now, (might be back in a fe moments, the front is not far from me)

Sleep well!

Pascha Wed 31-Oct-12 23:12:34

<sneaks fully charged phone under duvet>

Sorry fell asleep blush haven't heard any thunder here seems to be just rain now. Sussex/Surrey border

AmberLeaf Thu 01-Nov-12 00:39:00

windy and rainy here in SE London.

PrincessSymbian Thu 01-Nov-12 00:50:24

Rainy and windy in north London.

Can it end soon please? I am scared (SW London)

PrincessSymbian Thu 01-Nov-12 02:05:09

Taking, tis only a little bit of rain and wind, nothing like Sandy levels, just normal British November weather welcoming us to the beginning of winter.
<feels horrendously cheerful now>

Antidote Thu 01-Nov-12 02:34:20

Just woken by DS. Still pouring down here (e London).

Going to have that bike v tube quandary I'm a few hours....

funkybuddah Thu 01-Nov-12 07:54:16

In north Hampshire it arrived with gusto (missed the lightening though, ds saw it) and it finished almost bang in midnight, so cool!

OhYouBigBadBeast Thu 01-Nov-12 09:36:26

Morning! Shortly after I logged off the front arrived. Lots of wind and rain, but no thunder.

AmberLeaf Thu 01-Nov-12 10:52:02

Blue skies here now smile

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