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WorldHomes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour

01:45  20 june  2019
01:45  20 june  2019 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Homes have been left without power and roads flooded in parts of the South East, while the Kent village of Lenham saw 1 .65in (42mm) of rain in the space of just one hour between 11pm and midnight last night. There were 41,500 lightning strikes off the coast of Kent towards North East France last

roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1 , 000 lightning strikes and two about 1 , 000 lightning strikes in an hour Torrential rain and thunderstorms lashed parts of Britain Spectacular lightning strikes overnight above Southend Pier, the world's longest pleasure pier at

Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Lightning over West Pier in Brighton overnight. Some parts of East Sussex saw about 1,000 lightning strikes in an hour Torrential rain and thunderstorms lashed parts of Britain overnight as severe weather continues to cause chaos.

Homes were left without power and roads were flooded in parts of the South East, while the Kent village of Lenham saw 1.65in (42mm) of rain in the space of just one hour between 11pm and midnight last night.

Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour

Photographs captured spectacular lightning in the skies over the South East, while Kent Police's Roads Policing Unit said the lightning was 'very active'. Eastbourne in East Sussex saw about 1,000 lightning strikes in an hour.

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Homes were left without power and roads were flooded in parts of the South East, while Lenham in Kent saw 42mm of rain in the space of just one hour . Eastbourne in East Sussex is said to have seen about 1 , 000 lightning strikes in an hour . UK Power Networks was unable to specify how many

Some 1 , 000 lightning strikes illuminated the skies above Eastbourne as torrential rain and thunderstorms lashed part of the UK overnight . Homes were left without power and roads were flooded in other parts of south-east England. A yellow weather warning is in place for the region and

A yellow weather warning is in place for thunderstorms across much of the South East of England, including East Anglia, until 9pm today. Forecasters say further rain, hail and lightning could bring potential disruption to travel.

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Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour

Met Office meteorologist Alex Burkill said: 'We've had some heavy, thundery showers overnight. There has been some flooding near Eastbourne and some power cuts.

'We are going to see some further heavy showers heading towards Kent, and south-east parts of the UK will see some heavy thunderstorms through the morning, while isolated ones could develop this afternoon.'

The flood-hit community of Wainfleet in Lincolnshire is within the Met Office's warning area, but forecasters are optimistic the town will escape the worst of the storms today.

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A reported 1 , 000 lightning strikes hit the seaside town of Eastbourne on Tuesday night, as flash floods hit the south-east of England.SEUK News/Alamy Lightning strikes lit up parts of the south-east overnight as thunderstorms and torrential rain lashed the UK. Parts of Britain were hit by a

The thunderstorms are being powered by a enormous plume of warm continental air, called a Saharan Bubble, which is moving Parts of East Sussex was struck by 0.8 inches of rain in one hour this morning, while Kent experienced the same rainfall in three hours as roads in both city centres

'A few showers are possible there, but it doesn't look like it's going to bear the brunt of the heavy downpours,' Mr Burkill added.

Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour

The town has already seen around 225 Olympic-sized swimming pools' worth of water pumped out to sea following severe flooding last week.

Around 350 tonnes of sand and ballast were dropped in the area by RAF Chinook helicopters over the weekend. Yesterday, Lincolnshire Police said almost 600 homes remained evacuated as the clean-up operation continued.

Other parts of the country will see a much brighter day today, with sunshine expected in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The rest of England and Wales could see a damp start, before things brighten up later in the day.

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Lightning strikes over London, May 26 © Tom Jacobs © Reuters. The UK has been hit by up to 20, 000 lightning strikes in a massive electrical storm that swept the country on Saturday Residents are being warned that homes and businesses could be damaged by flooding and lightning strikes .

Western Power Distribution said engineers worked to reconnect many of the homes but more than 5 Flooding , obstructions and lightning strikes Lower Brockhampton: A flooded road and fields in Dorset as winds of nearly 100mph hit Britain after Storm Imogen slammed into the South.

The weekend is also set to bring some respite from the recent downpours, with temperatures rising to as high as 73F (23C). The top UK temperature yesterday was 71.8F (22.1C) at Frittenden in Kent.

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Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
Homes are left without power and roads flooded as thunderstorms lash Britain overnight with 1,000 lightning strikes and two inches of rainfall in an hour
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