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Pictures: Epic thunderstorms from around the UK

Recent weather has left many of us craving a bit of sunshine, but it's also given us some incredible thunderstorms. Check out some of our favourites below!
This dramatic image showing several lightning bolts tearing through the sky was taken in Eastbourne, East Sussex.
thunderstorm in EastbourneEyeOnTheSky
A weather watcher in Pevensey Bay, East Sussex, captured this image of the skies being lit up during this mega thunderstorm.
Thunderstorm in Pevensey Bay, East SussexJohnL
Lightning bolts took over the night sky in Ditchling, East Sussex.
Thunderstorm in Ditchling, East SussexDannyM
This striking storm was spotted in the distance in St Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex.
thunderstorm in St Leonards-on-Sea, East SussexJennylee
Another weather watcher in Eastbourne captured these huge bolts of lightning.
thunderstorm in Eastbourne, East SussexScooter16
These flashes of lightning were seen in Canvey Island, Essex.
thunderstorm in Canvey Island, Essexsammy14