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Live Reporting

By Alex Regan

All times stated are UK

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  1. Thank you for joining us

    With the weather having improved across the region and much of the disruption having been dealt with, we are going close down our live coverage of the storms and their aftermath.

    Thanks for all your photos, tweets and tip-offs throughout the day.

  2. BBC South Weather

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    Video caption: The latest weather forecast from BBC South
  3. BreakingEA: 'Possible flooding still to come'

    The Environment Agency has given its flood risk forecast for the next three days, but it's areas further east that are likely to be affected."During Friday afternoon and into the early evening areas of heavy thundery rain will move eastwards affecting parts of the south and east of England. 

    "This could lead to surface water flooding impacts, especially in urban areas, such as flooding on the road and rail network leading to significant travel delays, and possibly the flooding of properties and parts of communities. 

    "On Saturday afternoon in the far south-east of England further heavy showers may develop, leading to some localised travel disruption and possibly some property flooding."

  4. Platforms open at Didcot Parkway

    There's still a flurry of activity at Didcot Parkway but we've informed that platforms there are now open.

    Scene at Didcot
  5. Tree fall causes delays between Leamington Spa and Banbury

    A tree on the line between Leamington Spa and Banbury is causing disruption, Network Rail has warned.

    A spokesman said trains were being delayed by up to 30 minutes.

    He added: "Trains will be unable to run from Banbury towards Leamington Spa until the tree has been removed.

    "Disruption is expected to continue until 16:00."

  6. Signalling restored at Paddington

    Network Rail says signalling has been restored at London Paddington, following earlier disruptions. 

    Staff are remaining on site to monitor the situation.

  7. Didcot Parkway flooding: Clean-up begins

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    Video caption: Staff and firefighters work to clear floodwater at Didcot Parkway
  8. Latest reports on flash flooding in Berkshire

    The BBC's Duncan Kennedy provides the latest updates on the flash flooding in Berkshire.

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    Video caption: Duncan Kennedy reports on flashflooding
  9. In pictures: Storms across the east and south of England

    BBC News Online has collated the most impressive pictures of the last 12 hours, which has seen severe disruption and flooding throughout the east and south of England. 

    You can view them here

    Lightning in Newcastle
  10. A33 reopened after earlier flooding

    The A33 between the Binfields and Crockford roundabouts in Basingstoke has reopened after water was pumped away by the council. 

    View more on twitter
  11. Train lines still delayed across the South

    Here is an update on which train lines are currently or altered across the network in the South:

    • Alton to London Waterloo: Will run non-stop between Woking and London to avoid congestion
    • Guildford to Ascot: There are delays of up to 10 minutes but tickets are also usable on Great Western Railway and Stagecoach services
    • Reading to Bedwyn: Trains are now able to call to Newbury, although flooding is still affecting the area
    • Swindon to Oxford and Didcot Parkway to Reading: One platform is in use at Didcot Parkway after earlier flooding, causing alterations to timetables
    • An earlier landslip around Watford Junction has caused major disruption to trains travelling to and from London Euston station

    Delays are expected until 15:00 BST, more information is available on the National Rail website.

    View more on twitter
  12. Neighbour describes moment Reading house was struck by lightning

    A man who saw his neighbour's house in Caversham, Reading, get struck by lightning describes what happened. 

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