3 Jul 2015

No storms here - yet

Well the weather is very hot for the UK and temperatures here are around 30 deg C again today. No sign of the promised thunderstorms, which are still a long way away.  According to the map, the nearest are in SE France and S Germany.

See http://www.lightningmaps.org/realtime?lang=en.

It certainly feels like we are due a storm. The weather has all the signs, although there are no thunder clouds building yet. Give it a few hours maybe? If feels close and muggy as if the air needs to be cleared. For now, I shall leave rigs and antennas connected to the 10m and 6m WSPR kit, but I shall be watching those maps carefully.

UPDATE 1548z:  At the moment all the storms are missing us.


G1KQH said...

They are on the way up!

Try around Midnight

Roger G3XBM said...

Yes Steve I can see the latest maps. Looks to me like the worse weather is further west, but this could well change. Rugeley could get it, but we may miss it. It has clouded over here though. Probably will go QRT overnight to be on the safe side. Of course, if I go QRT on 6m the band will then have the biggest intercontinental opening in years!