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In pictures: Flash floods and flashes of lightning

Thunderstorms and torrential downpours have caused flash flooding across parts of the UK.

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Image caption Perhaps the most dramatic picture of the day. Three people were trapped in their cars in Wallington, south London, following flash floods...
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Image caption Two escaped before firefighters arrived while the other needed rescuing.
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Image caption BBC Weather Watcher charlotte sent in this picture of flooding in Baildon, Bradford.
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Image caption The Met Office issued yellow (be aware) rain warnings for Tuesday afternoon and evening for much of the UK. One remains in place for south-east England until Wednesday morning.
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Image caption Where there are thunderstorms... BBC Weather Watcher Suzies Street captured this lightning in Toddington, Bedfordshire.
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Image caption More lightning in Bedfordshire. In Northern Ireland, a man and a boy are in a critical condition and a girl is seriously ill after they were struck by lightning.
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Image caption And this downpour in Dunstable in Bedfordshire was caught by BBC Weather Watcher Stymied.
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Image caption However, not everyone had to do dodge the showers. This picture was taken in Southwold, Suffolk.
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Image caption And there was clearly some sunshine to be had in Leeds.

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