Ah they are all lovely, (dp raised eyebrows at Rainbow) its such a shame I have already got her name selected and it isn't slightly weather related. Weather wise, we have just been getting rained on on and off all day, am in Birmingham.
OYBBK, the wind and clouds were really strange today. At the start the wind was from the East ( confirmed by the planes taking off from Edinburgh airport out towards the sea and cloud movement ) but at the same time clouds were moving in slowly from the SW. Lots of clouds, anvil shaped ones and ones that seemed like layers with bits trailing down from them. IYSWIM . Incredible sized raindrops as well.
We've had weird weather east of Manchester. Blue skies either side of us, but torrential rain at about 6pm. It woke me up (bad pregnancy day) I thought it was hail it was so heavy. A couple of rumbles of thunder but in the distance.
I've never have thought of my name as weather related before either. I'm the C one.
LL - sounds like you had some really decent shear. I'm interested in the description of the clouds 'like layers with bits trailing down' I'm on the netbook atm, so if you don't mind I'll come back to you tomorrow - I'm wondering if it is possibly mammatus or maybe some scud hanging from clouds