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Convective/Thunderstorm Discussion : Spring/Summer 2020

  • 02-03-2020 5:17pm
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    Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,118 Mod ✭✭✭✭ DOCARCH


    Just starting new thread for the season(s). Nothing to report! :)


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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,468 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    Cold air spreading aloft tonight after the cold front into tomorrow and the passage of troughs giving instability along with diurnal heating tomorrow afternoon will give some heavy showers and some might contain hail and a few sporadic showers may become electrified although there is low shear and lapse rates available. Pulse type brief thunder storms if any. Later Sunday evening the NW/ N might see some heavy showers and again some might have hail and become electrified.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,751 ✭✭✭ SlowBlowin


    Here we go again, lightening strike near my house just now, heavy hail storm atm.

    Mountains NE of Sneem, 600 ft ASL


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,751 ✭✭✭ SlowBlowin


    Just the one strike, small event.

    Edit: It shows on met.ie but not on lightening maps, I wonder where met.ie get their lightening data ?


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,207 ✭✭✭ typhoony


    could get lively on the west coast in the next hour


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,364 ✭✭✭ highdef


    typhoony wrote: »
    could get lively on the west coast in the next hour

    Extremely potent cell just about or else just has hit land west of Galway city. I would guess around Spiddal or possibly just east of it.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 5,454 ✭✭✭ Storm 10


    Thunder and lightning in Spiddal a while ago


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,364 ✭✭✭ highdef


    As well as that potent shower around Spiddal, there looks to be a very active squall like feature developing, hitting much of the Clare coast imminently and may well affect Galway City shortly however the recent heavy shower west of the city may leave the city somewhat in a less wet location than further south. This may change in the coming minutes though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 401 ✭✭ RoisinD


    Thunder and lightning NW Clare


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,174 ✭✭✭✭ IvySlayer


    Heavy rain and huge clap of thunder in Dublin city centre


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,894 ✭✭✭ BLIZZARD7


    Torrential rain and hail with Thunder - D14


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  • Moderators, Home & Garden Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 16,118 Mod ✭✭✭✭ DOCARCH


    BLIZZARD7 wrote: »
    Torrential rain and hail with Thunder - D14

    Same in Dublin 16.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,600 ✭✭✭ BanditLuke


    Yeah house and car alarms going off all around the place. Some downpour that


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,364 ✭✭✭ highdef


    Recent squall in North kildare with hail and thunder


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,364 ✭✭✭ highdef


    If the squall I've just had in North kildare is in any way as strong when it arrives in Dublin imminently, we'll likely be getting a good few reports here. I reckon some tree branches and limbs were probably broken in the surrounding areas. Was really very very fierce.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,541 ✭✭✭ corsav6


    Hail and a single lightning strike just north of Newport, Mayo. Had some hail and sleet earlier too so a miserable aul day.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,454 ✭✭✭ Storm 10


    Massive bang of Thunder in Galway now just had another one


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,393 ✭✭✭ Oscar Bravo


    Bright lightning west of Castlebar .


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,773 ✭✭✭✭ zell12


    North Mayo getting severely walloped
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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,357 ✭✭✭ Trebor176


    Very dark clouds over D8 and further on now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 487 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


    Saw two excellent fork lightning strikes a couple of minutes apart from Swords around 6pm. Happened to be looking in exactly the right direction both times :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 206 ✭✭ okla


    Hail shower at 17:50. I went out the back garden and the brightest flash and instant bang and crackling as a bolt flew right over my head. Frightened the ****e out of me. My boys came running downstairs because they seen the flash. Struck a tree stake 30m from the house.


  • Registered Users Posts: 487 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


    What's your location? That's the exact time of the two big strikes near Swords!

    okla wrote: »
    Hail shower at 17:50. I went out the back garden and the brightest flash and instant bang and crackling as a bolt flew right over my head. Frightened the ****e out of me. My boys came running downstairs because they seen the flash. Struck a tree stake 30m from the house.


  • Registered Users Posts: 206 ✭✭ okla


    What's your location? That's the exact time of the two big strikes near Swords!

    Lusk, north co Dublin.


  • Registered Users Posts: 487 ✭✭ DumbBrunette


    Definitely one of the strikes I saw so, I was looking directly towards lusk from north side of swords!
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    Lusk, north co Dublin.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,468 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    Getting some sferics in Northern counties. looks like some heavy rain going through.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,317 ✭✭✭ ZX7R


    Getting some sferics in Northern counties. looks like some heavy rain going through.

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    Definitely a feel of thunder in the air


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,468 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    ZX7R wrote: »
    Definitely a feel of thunder in the air

    I see a nice bit of heat recorded today, creating some instability.

    Just a few drops here earlier from high elevated blanket cloud, feels humid.

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  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,468 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    Fairly hefty thunderstorms broke out in the UK today with good diurnal heating and plenty of moisture in the atmosphere with Dp of 10 and 11 C in places. Just a slight chance of some sparks around SE and S coasts but low probability . See a band of heavy rain heading into the SE now.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,447 ✭✭✭ pad199207


    Cell east of Wicklow sparking

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,431 ✭✭✭ Mortelaro


    Watching out for it,haven't seen anything yet
    Strong NE gusting wind here in Arklow
    Sky is clear atm


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