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To be scared of a thunderstorm

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yummymummy1920 Tue 13-Sep-16 19:24:40

Down in the north west we've got a very heavy and loud thunderstorm.. But it's literally the first one in my whole life I've ever been on my own through and I'm shaking ..
Sky has gone down and I can't get a signal for the digital tv either so I'm sat in silence.. Can all you lovely people give me a distraction please?

Puffedsleevedress Tue 13-Sep-16 19:29:53

I'm in the North West tonight too and I've never heard or seen a storm like this before - it's almost biblical! My dog is cowering in the corner and frankly, I'm tempted to join him

lemonzest123 Tue 13-Sep-16 19:32:16

Im scared of them too. I do proper hiding under the sheets. DP laughs at me.

PanGalaticGargleBlaster Tue 13-Sep-16 19:32:19

"Not Sky and the digital TV!"


<waves fist at sky>

"Why me.........whyyyyyyyyyy monster!"

guinnessgirl Tue 13-Sep-16 19:34:41

Ooooh, I'm really hoping it comes over to West Yorkshire. I'd love a good storm. Hopefully it'll pass soon OP. Remember that if you're indoors you're as safe as you can be flowers

PanGalaticGargleBlaster Tue 13-Sep-16 19:37:57

This is a good website of you want to track the real time progress of thunderstorms.

digestivemuncher Tue 13-Sep-16 19:38:42

Guinness I'm in West Yorkshire (Bradford) and it's Amazing!!!!!! Lightning is absolutely mental the rain is brilliant can't say I've heard any thunder though hmmsad I absolutely love a good storm!!! I am a sad person

StrawberrytallCake Tue 13-Sep-16 19:42:31

It passed me by earlier, think we were slightly on the edge of it though - no thunder either but very close and bright lightning.

Why is there no thunder?

JudyCoolibar Tue 13-Sep-16 19:44:08

Afraid I can't help much as I too love a good thunderstorm - admittedly that's provided I'm safe inside. I suppose it's the drama of it coupled with being cosy and warm and dry whilst it's bucketing down outdoors. No rain where I am, in fact it's horribly hot and humid, so I'm very jealous!

LadyPenelope68 Tue 13-Sep-16 19:45:04

guiness I'm in West Yorkshire and it's arrived with a crash and a bang here! Never known anything like it! I agree with the person who referred to it as biblical 😱

digestivemuncher Tue 13-Sep-16 19:46:16

strawberry just as i read your comment i heard thunder shock grin

mamarach26 Tue 13-Sep-16 19:46:17

I'm in the northwest too, was hard work getting my boy to sleep tonight. I've never seen a storm this bad!

ThymeLord Tue 13-Sep-16 19:47:46

It's directly overhead here. Dog is terrified but I'm enjoying it.

digestivemuncher Tue 13-Sep-16 19:48:11

lady its arrived now thunder and the lightning shock shock i dont think i have ever seen it this bad in my life!!!! its truly amazing.

Lizmay12 Tue 13-Sep-16 19:50:17

Sorry no help its the worst storm I've ever seen/heard before.
Luckily kids didn't seem to mind. DD said it sounds like a monster is coming to town smile
Don't know if that's any better tbh !

TealGiraffe Tue 13-Sep-16 19:50:37

West yorkshire here....the storm is amazing! Some of the brightest lightning i've ever seen it's insane!!

Though my mum has just text me a photo of her dog hiding under the sideboard sad

If you dont mind me asking, what is it you are actually scared of? The noise? The flashing? Lightning strike? Could you close the curtains and read a good book with ipod on?

SeasonalVag Tue 13-Sep-16 19:50:42

Where are you all? Heard nothing and I'm NW

dibs1973 Tue 13-Sep-16 19:52:16

Jealous! Nothing like a good storm.

jesterkat Tue 13-Sep-16 19:53:13

In Preston had a few flashes and bangs, not much though. Just biblical monsoon rain!

Ladymayormaynot Tue 13-Sep-16 19:53:45

It was in the south west earlier , first one for ages & we were promised a heat wave today. I once slept in the bath in a windowless bathroom to avoid a storm. I'm pleased to say that's one thing that's improved with age, I absolutely love a good storm these days.

SapphireSeptember Tue 13-Sep-16 19:53:54

If you're scared go and sit in a car, it's the safest place to be because the car acts like a Faraday cage. smile They did it on Top Gear!

I'm in Cambridgeshire and I'm jealous. envy No storms here! Not even any clouds. sad

SpaceDinosaur Tue 13-Sep-16 19:54:05

I'm in London.

I'm not going to get any awesome storm am I?

ThymeLord Tue 13-Sep-16 19:54:17

I'm in Chorley.

FatimaLovesBread Tue 13-Sep-16 19:54:25

In West Yorkshire just over the hills from Manchester here and I can't remember a storm as bad as this. The lightening is huge and almost constant

RachelRagged Tue 13-Sep-16 19:55:18

I was born in a thunderstorm, love them. Do feel for those who don't like them though, some are related to me and they really suffer

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