Convective/Thunderstorm Reports - Saturday 2nd April
I noticed from the radar that those pesky wifi towers in Ireland are still doing their stuff, generating lines of anaprop: I also think the blob south of Bristol is anaprop caused by the Mendip TV transmitter. It pops up quite often.
It soon became less intense with lightning moving away but not before a rogue cc which flashed across the sky just North of overhead. This left an imprint on the eye. Final lightning seen across the distant North around 04.45BST.
Rain rate peaked at 48.0mm/hr @ 04.14BST with a total of 4.3mm falling.
This is the first storm to pass overhead with fairly frequent lightning at night since the year 2000.
A cracking thunderstorm here around 0315. Luckily the thunder woke me up and let me watch the rest of the show :)
Numerous strikes with one near-simultaneous flash/crack. Observations suggest this was likely medium-level convection as the lightning appeared to be entirely C-C and even in the close strikes the thunder was not deafening in the way that it is with a close C-G. All accompanied by bursts of moderate to heavy rain and gusty winds.
Think it's the first thunder here since mid July 2010 and the best night-time lightning display for a few years :)
Cheers - John