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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.

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!

Sparklingbrook Sat 25-Aug-12 14:10:40

I have been doing the hokey cokey with the washing all morning. now we have pitch black sky and thunder. sad Worcestershire.

MadamTwoSwords Sat 25-Aug-12 14:11:45

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!

GnocchiNineDoors Sat 25-Aug-12 14:23:52


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!

OneOfMyTurnsComingOn Sat 25-Aug-12 14:57:00

It must be coming our way now. The rumblings have started!

mankyscotslass Sat 25-Aug-12 15:02:08

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.

OneOfMyTurnsComingOn Sat 25-Aug-12 15:25:06

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.

mankyscotslass Sat 25-Aug-12 15:46:16

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

mankyscotslass Sat 25-Aug-12 16:48:46

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)

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