I reconnected the V2000 vertical antenna and rigs just before 1500z today as the storms have passed through and gone for now.
No Es seen yet but G8EPA (61km) is my most distant WSPR spotter in this session. Doppler/drift was low at -1Hz so this is probably direct tropo and not (necessarily) involving planes but I cannot be sure. In the other direction I can check his traces on my WSPR software. With WSPRnet I can see Doppler (or drift) on my signal but cannot tell if the software at the far end is trying to cope with multiple traces as commonly seen with airplanes.
G0OQK (98km) has been spotted a couple of times this late afternoon at around -21dB S/N.