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Thunderstorms

Recent mention of thunderstorms reminded me of the 30/30 rule. This is designed to reduce the risk of being struck - a very real risk for hilltop radio operators. The rule is this:

If the time between the lightning flash and the arrival of the thunder is less than 30 seconds, you should get into a safe location. You should then remain there for 30 minutes after the last thunder is heard (or flash is seen).

More here:
http://www.torro.org.uk/TORRO/research/lightning.php

Also see:
http://www.nowcast.co.uk/lightning/index.htm

  • UK only.

73

Richard

In reply to G3CWI:
Another site here;

http://www.isleofwightweather.co.uk/live_storm_data.htm

73
Roger MW0IDX

Here are two more:

http://www.upminsterweather.co.uk/test/ll.htm

http://www.ukstorms.com/

You can get a thunderstorm forecast here:

http://www.netweather.tv/index.cgi?action=wist

73

Richard