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As many as 19,525 lightning strikes in the UK over 34 hours

After the hottest July day on record, much of northern England was hit overnight by thunderstorms, hail and rain.

In some places thousands of homes were left without power.

The Met Office estimates there were 19,525 lightning strikes across Britain by Thursday morning.

The BBC's Danny Savage reports.

  • 02 Jul 2015
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