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Potential thunderstorms this evening and Wednesday 24th

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OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 23-Apr-19 07:28:35

Bit of a change coming up I'm afraid. There's some potential for torrential rain and thunderstorms in places this evening and tomorrow.

Today's risk appears mainly to be in the SW and Wales where some storm activity could take place. The main risk is tomorrow. There's a lot of uncertainty, but risks include torrential rain, C-G lightning and hail. Risks include central southern areas, East Anglia and the NE.

After that, much cooler I'm afraid.

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 23-Apr-19 08:54:59

bump smile noone ever knows to check the weather topic.

EmpressLesbianInChair Tue 23-Apr-19 09:00:00

Well, it was nice to have the good weather coinciding with the holiday for once!

Is London in the risk area?

RafaIsTheKingOfClay Tue 23-Apr-19 09:04:45

How much cooler? I knew I shouldn’t have turned the heating off.

falcon5 Tue 23-Apr-19 09:07:24

I'll bring the poinsettia back in then...

EmpressLesbianInChair Tue 23-Apr-19 09:08:55

I’m feeling relieved that I couldn’t be arsed to switch to my summer duvet over the weekend.

ExpletiveDelighted Tue 23-Apr-19 09:13:13

Hmm, it certainly feels muggy here today (central South).

AGoodWench Tue 23-Apr-19 09:18:56

It was always going to get cooler after the lovely weather this weekend. I wasn't able to get out and about but the family were and they had a great time.

I have heard the UK summer described as two hot days and a thunderstorm!

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 23-Apr-19 10:02:50

Temps down to around 11-12C I think by the end of the week. Doesn't look to be too much of a frost risk though.

London could see some downpours tomorrow. As ever with thunderstorms, they are impossible to give any sort of exact location for and one town may be drowning, while the next one along stays bone dry.

EmpressLesbianInChair Tue 23-Apr-19 10:06:45

Thanks Badkitten.

Awks Tue 23-Apr-19 10:11:01

I love your weather threads! Can you tell me why the weather is so crap in Tenerife at the moment? Been here a week and have had 2 sunny days. Have you buggers back home leeched all our sunshine?

SneakyGremlins Tue 23-Apr-19 10:13:29

I'm near Stockport - are we going to avoid the rain?

GiantKitten Tue 23-Apr-19 10:20:04

DS2 is going to Utrecht at the weekend for King’s Day - he had a semester there in 2017, & it’s one of their big national events

Look what they’re going to get!!! sad

(Last year was just the same, lovely weekend before & then chilly & showery for the big day)

BayandBlonde Tue 23-Apr-19 10:52:19

I'm Herts and looking forward to some rain. After the warm spell my horses paddock is nice and warm, it's need rain now to start the grass growing again smile

nannynick Tue 23-Apr-19 15:10:48

www.lightningmaps.org
Just leaving that here for when the thunderstorms arrive - real-time mapping of lightning.

OhYouBadBadKitten Tue 23-Apr-19 15:58:21

That is exactly what has happened Awks, the jetstream is delivering our weather to you.

www.netweather.tv/charts-and-data/jetstream

Makinglists Tue 23-Apr-19 19:41:16

Very sultry and 'heavy' here in sw devon. Sat in my car waiting for Ds1 and looking at the red smear of Saharan dust on the windscreen. Roll on the rain to clear the air and clean the car.

SneakyGremlins Tue 23-Apr-19 19:52:08

It's definitely, I don't know, I guess humid is the word? Here.

Hope it rains soon <gardener>

OhYouBadBadKitten Wed 24-Apr-19 07:35:10

I see there's a nice blob of heavy rain above Dorchester at the moment but I'm not sure that any of it electrified overnight?.

The risk areas today look very different from yesterday's picture. With storms building in the Midlands, central England and central and western northern England look to be most at risk, with some central areas seeing potentially quite severe storms.
Risk builds from mid afternoon onwards.

GloriaSmud Wed 24-Apr-19 18:12:30

There's been a thunderstorm weather warning issued by the metoffice for what roughly looks like the area OYBBK mentioned earlier (Am on holiday at the moment, on phone so can't do link thing)

borntobequiet Wed 24-Apr-19 18:22:00

Apparently it was George II who described the British summer as three fine days and a thunderstorm (I thought it was Charles II but I was wrong apparently)
www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/paulhudson/entries/150d925b-37fa-3d25-97e4-4f96fa33282f

borntobequiet Wed 24-Apr-19 18:22:28

And of course it’s still Spring!

GloriaSmud Wed 24-Apr-19 20:31:32

We've just had an amazing fiery sunset here (Suffolk), possibly because of some the Sahara sand that's made its way over to the Uk in the last few days. My car had a fine coating of the stuff this morning!

OhYouBadBadKitten Thu 25-Apr-19 21:04:47

Looks like there's been some really decent thunderstorms in the SW and a very impressive shelf cloud has been shown on twitter over Hull this evening.

ExpletiveDelighted Thu 25-Apr-19 21:18:26

We had a very impressive anvil cloud about 5pm, sadly I was driving and couldn't take a photo. It was followed by a short hailstorm and several short sharp rain showers, sunny in between. Central South.

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