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Stunning pictures as lightning lights up UK skies
18 July 2014
Last updated at 13:12 BST
Thousands of lightning strikes were recorded across the UK on Thursday night and Friday morning; and they produced some stunning photographs...
Thousands of lightning strikes were recorded across the UK on Thursday night and Friday morning. The storms arrived on UK shores from the south - and Richard Boll took this photograph of lightning striking the English Channel off Hove in Sussex.
Many people in London took pictures of the lightning. Justin Stokes photographed this amazing scene over Canary Wharf.
Lightning struck lots of locations in the south of England. Adam Sprague took this picture in St Austell, Cornwall.
Jon Gopsill took this picture of lightning over Bristol in the early hours of Friday morning.
Adrian Howell photographed the lightning over Frome in Somerset.
The storms moved north during the night, and Derek Liversidge took this image at Calne in Wiltshire.
Chris Stretton captured the moment lightning struck several buildings at once in Gloucester.
Steven Shears took this picture of the skies over Crawley, West Sussex.