That makes me sad realising I am missing something epic by a few miles 🙄
Looking due south from Arklow presently
Plenty convection building
Lovely weather just south of Tuam..
Will we see anything in Waterford? My head is splitting since I woke up. Sky here has clouds like the few posts above
Looking towards the Wicklow mountains from Arklow
Nothing mentioned on the latest TAF for Waterford (valid to 10 pm). For the other airports, a slight chance of thunderstorms is mentioned this evening for Cork, Shannon and Knock, with showers at Kerry and Sligo.
Literally 3 mins after the other photo
I'm in Sardinia now and I regularly see that same picture inland in the afternoons. From zero to hero in about 10-15 minutes. Very complex combination of terrain and sea breeze fronts, but 9 out of 10 times these clouds form in the same location, like clockwork.
They're showing up bright white on the latent sat pic via met E
Thunder heard in Kildare
No Cb's showing up yet on the last ob's but can see Marine Layers cloud bubbling up😁 I do believe it is sparking now.
Can see the size of the cells bubbling up off the coast of Brittany.
^^^ so what time hitting irish shores?
In Galway and can see the cloud building over the Bay had a look at them thought binoculars and the tops are twisting and turning
Looks like they've become super hero
Same cbs I was looking at have now sparked in West wicklow
The storm off the coast of France wont make it this far, the storms that might occur over Ireland will form over the land in the afternoon, probably peaking later in the afternoon / early evening in the areas highlighted in the posts above. The chart below might be an indication where storms would mostly break out , maybe the strongest towards Clare /Galway / Offaly /Tipp maybe Laois too will see some action but would think peaking towards the W later
Constant rolling thunder here in S Kildare for past 15 mins
Same here, seems to be towards Moone/Timolin direction.
Heavy rain being produced from the first storm of the day.
Sparks near Kilkenny now too.
Convection getting going, could be quite an active day , storm near Carlow /Portlaois firing away .
Reports of hailstone from tabby aspreme on the current weather thread 'Thunder, rain hailstones and lightning, here in south Kildare for the last 30 minutes, the thunder is almost continous'.
View of the storm to my north, towards Athy. Constant rumbles the last 30 minutes now or so.
12Z Valentia sounding shows no CAPE for that area due to a dewpoint of only 10°C, however dewpoints further north more widely in the mid-high teens should provide >1000 J/kg of SBCAPE this afternoon.
The 12Z sounding from Camborne (SW England) shows a much more stable picture, with elevated convection at around 600 hPa (hence the Ac floccus reported by Marine Layer earlier). That cell over Kildare was formed by upslope flow over the Wicklow mountains, so expect that to be the trigger for cells in other areas.
Constant thunder in Kildare the last while
Clouds bubbling up near here in Athenry, sky looking thundery. Hoping for fireworks later.
Just drove up the N/M11 and could see lots of towering cumulus developing to the west.
This mornings GFS 6z already toying about with more heat towards the end of it's run in August. This is a hot outlier but this current heatwave also began as an outlier in the models. The GFS kept adding and dropping the heatwave up to 3 weeks prior to when it started. Even on the first day of this heatwave, it looked like a 3 to 5 day event at most and we're getting almost 10 days out of it.
I'm up in south Galway on business and there are lots of towering cumulus, one in particular looks close to sparking in the Gort direction. A very interesting day ahead for storms.
You should start to look east and southeast on the trip home !
Seems your new front window might get a rattle at some stage
Just back after a couple of days in Cork. Quite misty out front, over Irish Sea. Visibility only around 1km.
Looks like something is firing up near Lough Derg. I'm in Tuam at the moment just about to head home to Limerick. Hopefully I see something exciting.