There were some really spectacular showers as the trough passed through around midday, accompanied by large hailstones, numerous air to ground and air to air lightning discharges, plus strong gusts and considerable changes in wind direction. Better to be on the ground looking up than vice-versa as Martin will no doubt agree after his considerable soaking.
Meanwhile Phil C began work towards his BI rating - not the day for a trial lesson though - but a good challenge for Phil!
WOW! What a day!