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Lightning hits UK: In pictures

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Below is a selection of some of the best images of the spectacular lightning show seen across the UK overnight.

Image copyright Stephen Cheatley
Image caption Stephen Cheatley captured this dramatic scene over Blackpool Tower, tweeting: 'I can't believe I got this shot!'
Image copyright BBC Sport
Image caption A static camera on Wimbledon's "Henman Hill" caught this striking shot of lightning illuminating London
Image copyright Brett Critchley
Image caption As storms travelled north across the country, lightning bolts turned night to day. (Wednesfield, Wolverhampton)
Image copyright Rico Yip
Image caption Despite the ferocity of the storms there has been no reported damage. (New Providence Wharf, London)
Image copyright Mark Pelleymounter
Image caption Thunder and heavy downpours struck from the south coast of England to southern and western Scotland. (Bournemouth)
Image copyright Derek Wood
Image caption Whiteparish, Wiltshire
Image copyright Daniel Jameson
Image caption Canary Wharf, London
Image copyright Brendon Jones
Image caption An impressive strike caught in Tring, Hertfordshire
Image copyright Steve Gibbs
Image caption Mitcham, south London
Image copyright Les Marsh
Image caption East Putney, London

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