23rd August 2020

In_pictures In pictures: Spectacular storms light up England skies

In_pictures In pictures: Spectacular storms light up England skies

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in_pictures Lightning above Devonshire Dock Hall in Barrow-in-FurnessImage copyright
James Bird

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Lightning photographed above Devonshire Dock Hall in Barrow-in-Furness

Skies across England were lit up by lightning as thunderstorms hit overnight following the heatwave.

More storms are forecast for the rest of the week with lightning and torrential downpours predicted for many.

The Met Office has issued a weather warning covering most of the UK which stretches until Thursday evening.

in_pictures Lightning over WhitehavenImage copyright
Gary McKeating

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A lightning strike near the coast in Whitehaven

in_pictures Stoke-on-Trent lightningImage copyright
BBC Weather Watcher Greg

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Lightning pierces the sky in Stoke-on-Trent

in_pictures Lightning strike over the Ashton Memorial in LancashireImage copyright
Lee Metcalfe

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A storm passed over the Ashton Memorial in Lancashire

in_pictures Lightning above North Walney Nature Reserve in CumbriaImage copyright
@luxdigitaluk

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A series of strikes captured above the North Walney Nature Reserve in Cumbria

in_pictures Lightning strikes Blackburn, LancashireImage copyright
Shafiq Khan

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Fork lightning lit up the sky over Blackburn

in_pictures Lightning in Barrow-in-FurnessImage copyright
Hollie Degnan

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West Shore Beach on Walney Island, Barrow-in-Furness

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