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Title: Heavy Rainfall - July 16th
Post by: martinastro on July 16, 2008, 05:45:55 pm
Getting some serious rain across N. Ireland now, the front as intensified recently and looks heavier than forecast. Check the Met Office radar for 17.00 and you will see a large area of torrential rain moving across Ulster from the NW. The radar is red and white. I'm about to get slammed by it now!


Title: Re: Heavy Rainfall - July 16th
Post by: martinastro on July 16, 2008, 05:50:04 pm
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/weather/uk/ni/ni_latest_radar.html

Click on 17.00 and check out the intense cells arriving over the NW coast.

Here's the embedded convection within the front associated with the radar

http://www.sat24.nl/frame.php?html=view&country=gb


Title: Re: Heavy Rainfall - July 16th
Post by: brianb on July 16, 2008, 07:27:39 pm
Well it rained here, moderate for 1/2 hour or so, stopped now but still dull. Forecast is rotten for the next few days, I don't care about a bit of rain but it looks as though the cloud is here until Saturday (at least)  >:(


Title: Re: Heavy Rainfall - July 16th
Post by: martinastro on July 16, 2008, 07:32:13 pm
Yes, it doesn't look to good for astronomical observing at all. The only thing getting my attention now is the post frontal air mass on fri/Sat. Might be some convection then or even t-storms in some parts of Ireland and UK. Will wait and see what the experts think. Pity we missed out on that big NLC display last night.