People seem to forget though just where we are positioned in the great scheme of things. The UK is always going to be more prone to real heat and thunderstorms simply because of its geography.
Fair enough though, for thunderstorm lovers, Ireland is probably the worst place in the world to live, but the UK, despite getting these very occasional big events, is not much better. Many parts of the UK can just as easily miss out.
I’m well aware of the geography and the very short sea track between France and southern UK. I also well aware that once the air is into southern England during a SE’rly it results in a long land track with no water to modify (cool) or down.
Also understand that the Irish Sea is cold, so any heat on the mainland UK does not make it here without significant modification.
Doesn’t change the annoyance of it all.
It’s annoying that LP systems that deliver the heat to England (when combined with HP to the east) encroach on Ireland so much all too often rather than staying a little further west so we can at least join in the fun a little more often...