thunderstorm alert

  josie mayhem 22:26 30 Sep 2006
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Just starting to rumble around in somerset, the first thunderstorm I've heard in ages... (last saturdays happened about 1.30am, so was asleep)

And it's not showing up on the isle weight storm watch!

  woodchip 22:45 30 Sep 2006

Not showing much hear click here
odd strike round South Wales, Pembookshire

  spud22 23:28 30 Sep 2006

whats this got to do with computers

  VoG II 23:38 30 Sep 2006

Lightning strikes fry computers.

  rodriguez 00:28 01 Oct 2006

VoG™ is right - I had a strike not far from me a few years ago and it made the monitor glow orange for a split second. But I have a surge protector, so I think if I didn't have that it would have blown and shot a shower of broken glass in my face. The TV picture collapsed and lost it's colour for a couple of seconds and Sky box reset itself, but the PC stayed on and stable. The TV and Sky box aren't plugged into a surge protector but and the PC equipment is - so it's best to have a surge protector just in case. Also best to watch these storm warnings because even though a strike on your house is quite rare, if it does happen it can cause a lot of damage.

  spargo 11:17 01 Oct 2006

A few rumbles aroumd here in Worcester.

  Graham. 11:20 01 Oct 2006

It's not far away from me at the moment: click here

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  rodriguez 15:42 01 Oct 2006

Starting to rumble by me now. Also gone very dark and the Sky picture is starting to break up...looks like the storm is coming over Birmingham.

  Splodge 15:48 01 Oct 2006

About 12.30 there was an almighty crash and rumble here in North London.

I immediately closed all the windows but nothing else happened.

Still, it is floating around.

With surge protectors I do not worry though. For under £10 you would be foolish not to buy one.

  Mr Mistoffelees 15:54 01 Oct 2006

In the last 24 hours I have shut down four times because of storms!

  palinka 17:02 01 Oct 2006

rumble here in Cumbria an hour ago - now over I think

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