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11-03-2019, 19:14   #1
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Thunder in weather forecasts

Siobhan Ryan just mentioned in the 6.1 news forecast that there was 'the risk of hail and thunder.' Why would thunder be regarded as a risk, meteorlogically speaking? I've been puzzling over the inclusion of 'thunder' in forecasts this past while. Is it the risk of lightning as part of thunder that they mean?
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11-03-2019, 19:15   #2
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Siobhan Ryan just mentioned in the 6.1 news forecast that there was 'the risk of hail and thunder.' Why would thunder be regarded as a risk, meteorlogically speaking? I've been puzzling over the inclusion of 'thunder' in forecasts this past while. Is it the risk of lightning as part of thunder that they mean?
No like it means there’s a chance of thunder?
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Thanks Pad, but it just seems strange that a few rumbles in the clouds would be included in an official forecast. Its not going to directly affect us, unlike rain, wind etc.
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Thanks Pad, but it just seems strange that a few rumbles in the clouds would be included in an official forecast. Its not going to directly affect us, unlike rain, wind etc.
Can effect animals and life stock,big clap of thunder can cause animals to stamped ,casusing damage to them or people
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Can effect animals and life stock,big clap of thunder can cause animals to stamped ,casusing damage to them or people
Also knocks out power, phones, lightning can cause a lot of damage ,Look at Galway and the County last weekend thousands of homes with no power and a big pumping station for parts of the City and County was hit and damaged so no water.
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11-03-2019, 20:30   #6
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As pad199207 said, in the forecast you heard, the word "risk" meant a chance or possibility of thunder occurring. The forecast did not imply that the thunder itself was a risk, merely that there was a possibility (ie: risk) of thunderstorms.

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