Spectacular lightning strikes UK

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Thunderstorms and torrential rain have hidden across parts of southern Britain, along with lightning flashing across the sky.

Around 15, 000 super strikes were recorded in 4 hours on Saturday night, BBC Weather said.

Stansted Airport documented delays to plane tickets on Sunday morning after a super strike briefly left its airplane fuelling system “unavailable”.

The Met Office has issued the yellow warning with regard to heavy rain and flooding throughout Wales and most of England.

Firefighters were called to some house in Stanway, Essex within the early hours of Sunday following a lightning strike set its roofing ablaze.

Crews worked well until 04: 30 BST in order to extinguish the fire. No accidental injuries were reported in the incident.

Later in the morning, storms introduced more than an inch of rainfall to parts of Wales and the Midlands in just an hour.

Areas of Wales and central and the southern part of England could see further thunderstorms on both Sunday and bank vacation Monday, with the Met Office caution of the possibility of power cuts plus delays to trains and busses.

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Image caption The Met Office has cautioned of flooding and possible harm to buildings from lightning, which is pictured here striking over the city of Greater london
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Picture caption Bolts of super flash across the sky over the Lake Thames in this photo taken by the particular RNLI late on Saturday night time
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Image caption A dramatic and purple skies was photographed over Hayling Isle, off the south coast of Britain near Portsmouth, as thunderstorms transferred northwards across the mainland

Many people got away their cameras to photograph plus video Saturday night’s electrical thunderstorm, which was called “utterly insane” plus “like being under a strobe light”.

Others said that they had “never seen the storm quite like this” and mentioned the flashes were “stunning”.

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Image caption Bolts light up the atmosphere over the the Suleymaniye Mosque within Dalston, east London
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Picture caption Jason Arthur required this picture in Gravesend, Kent
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Image caption Lightning becomes the sky purple over Leighton Buzzard

BBC Weather presenter Tomasz Schafernaker called it the “mother of most thunderstorms” as he watched it more than London.

“Oh youngster! This [is] absolutely insane, ” he said.

“I’ve never observed a storm with such regular lightning in my life I don’t believe. Mostly sheet lightning and not as well loud but flashes are magnificent. ”

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Picture caption West Wellow, Hampshire, was the stage for this impressive picture by Ben Hensel
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Image caption Yulia Emelianenko captured the particular scene above Canary Wharf working in london
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Image caption John Greenford was in a caravan in a campsite in Henley-on-Thames when the large rain and lightning storm hit
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Image caption Harry Neary, who began setting up his digital camera once he noticed the super flashes, photographed bolts near the town of Broadwindsor in Dorset

Forecaster Gemma Plumb, from BBC Weather, stated that as the storms pushed northwards throughout England on Sunday, more will be coming up over the English Channel through the continent.

The Fulfilled Office weather warning for rainfall is in force until 06: 00 on Monday and covers all Wales as well as southern and main England.

Flooding of families and businesses could happen quickly, the particular Met Office said. It additional that fast-flowing or deep floodwater was possible with damage to a few buildings from flooding, lightning hits, hail or strong winds.

It comes after a warm Sunday, with a top temperature of 27. 3C in Hurn, Dorset.

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Image caption A lengthy strike of lightning dwarfs London’s Shard, which stands at 310m
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Picture caption Lightning strikes over Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday night, where Fulham beat Aston Villa in the Championship play-off last earlier in the day
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Image caption The cloudy sky had been lit up in purple because lightning struck above Tredegar within south Wales
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Image caption Numerous people in London took out their own cameras to snap the super storm, including in Plaistow, within the east of the capital
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