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Hi,It seems that it doesn't matter where I start, fly to or reset to, I am in the middle of a thunderstorm!! I can refresh the metars to my hearts content and nothing changes.I took off from Newcastle,UK last night and although the downloaded metar said nothing about thunderstorms, I was sat in one. I live here and there hasn't been a thunderstorm here for months. I flew to Belfast Aldergrove, according to the metar it should have been a nice night. On approach I was flying into another thunderstorm.Don't get me wrong, a thunderstorm is a lovely phenomena, and they make life interesting and look quite good in the sim BUT I don't want to fly in a constant thunderstorm!!Can anyone help?Funky

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Hi,Please let me know what the METAR report is when you experience the thunder! Thanks..-Damian[table border=0" cellspacing="30" cellpadding="0][tr][td align = "left"]Damian ClarkHiFi Simulation SoftwareDeveloper of ActiveSkyThe next-generation weather environment simulation for FS2002!http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky[/td][td]http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky/images/wxrebeta.jpg][/td][/tr][/table://http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky/ima...[/tr][/table


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HiFi  Simulation Technologies

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I will do, it may take a couple of weeks though as I am off on my holidays first thing tomorrow morning.Funky

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Hi,I am glad someone has posted this thread, i too seemed to fly in a lot of thunder storms & yet no real life thunder seems to be active in the uk, Well, not round here anyway(edinburgh, Just lots of rain).When i get a chance, i will forward a metar report also.cheersMike.

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Mike And All,I remember that during our last Beta testing round before V1.8, many UK fliers were also experiencing this. It was determined that the type of cloud in the METAR triggered FS to play the thunder sounds. Can't remember if we came up with a fix though! Hope this helps,JimActiveSky Support

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Hi,It's the presence of "CB" in the METAR report. It was determined by the users that the most realistic way to handle this around the world is the way it is now, CB = thunderstorms. In the UK they will put a CB even for non-thunderstorm cumulus clouds. In the US and other parts of the world it is more common to see CB only for those clouds which are currently (or likely to form into) a thunderstorm. In 2.0 I will add some logic to detect UK CB strings and more appropriately handle them.-Damian[table border=0" cellspacing="30" cellpadding="0][tr][td align = "left"]Damian ClarkHiFi Simulation SoftwareDeveloper of ActiveSkyThe next-generation weather environment simulation for FS2002!http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky[/td][td]http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky/images/wxrebeta.jpg][/td][/tr][/table://http://hifi.avsim.net/activesky/ima...[/tr][/table


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