UK Stormchasing

Did you know the UK gets more tornadoes per square mile in an average year than anywhere else in the world! In an average year the UK is hit by 33 tornadoes. Most UK tornadoes are weak and short lived so many go un-noticed. Tornadoes form under strong thunderstorms or rapidly growing cumulus clouds and are often accompanied by hail, lightning and thunder.

The following links will take you to pages of weather data. If you use them to go storm chasing please remember that storm chasing is dangerous!

AVBRIEF
Radar Page
(Subscription required)

Wetterzentral
LIGHTNING
MetoCenter Lightning

Dundee
satellite Images

Soundings from UoW

Wetterzentral Meso GFS (misses
south west) Precip 3
6 9
12 15
18 24
Hours

Wetterzentral Meso GFS (misses
south west) CAP/LI 3
6 9
12 15
18 24
Hours

Basel NMM Precip 3
6
9
12
15
18
24

Basel NMM Cape/LI 3
6
9
12
15
18
24

Basel NMM 1000mb streamlines
3
6
9
12
15
18
24

Sembach USAF 9
Panel Fcst Chart
(big file)

Sembach USAF Current
Analysis
with satellite overlay

UK Met Office Surface
Charts
(AVBRief)

MODELS

Wetterzentral models
home page

Basel
University
NMM and Meso Eta (lots of Graphics on index page)

MM5
Europe
Meso ETA Europe
(often late) NMM

Weather-View GFS
Plotter

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