Your pictures of the weekend thunderstorms

Lightning in Colchester, Essex.
Lightning in Colchester, Essex. Photo: Peter Burns

The warm conditions on Saturday afternoon triggered a series of thunderstorms and heavy downpours in some parts of the Anglia region.

The skyline over Stowmarket in Suffolk.
The skyline over Stowmarket in Suffolk. Credit: Scott Usher
Lightning taken at 12.45 am on Sunday 13 July looking out to the windfarm off the coast at Holland-on-Sea, Essex.
Taken at 12.45 am on Sunday 13 July looking out to the windfarm off the coast at Holland-on-Sea, Essex. Credit: Pete Inman
Cloud to cloud lightning in Hadleigh near Ipswich, Suffolk.
Cloud to cloud lightning in Hadleigh near Ipswich, Suffolk. Credit: Dave Thompson
A spectacular lightning strike on the Herts/Cambs border at Melbourn.
A spectacular lightning strike on the Herts/Cambs border at Melbourn. Credit: James King
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Forked lightning over Colchester, Essex.
Forked lightning over Colchester, Essex. Credit: Peter Burns
More lightning strikes over Wickford in Essex
More lightning strikes over Wickford in Essex close to where homes where hit in Basildon. Credit: David Leadbetter
The storm passing through Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
The storm passing through Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Credit: Hazel Murrell
Lightning strikes at Elmswell between Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket, Suffolk
Lightning strikes at Elmswell between Bury St Edmunds and Stowmarket, Suffolk Credit: Kirsti Jeeves

Two houses in Basildon in Essex have caught fire after being struck by lightning.

Four fire crews were called to tackle the flames after the bolts started a blaze in the loft space of the homes in Brimsdown Avenue.

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Lightning in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Lightning in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Credit: Roxie Marie Knight
Dark clouds gather at Colchester in Essex.
Dark clouds gather at Colchester in Essex. Credit: Marcus Tricker
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The looming storm in Colchester, Essex.
The looming storm in Colchester, Essex. Credit: Marcus Tricker
Another shot of the lightning over Hadleigh, Suffolk.
Another shot of the lightning over Hadleigh, Suffolk. Credit: Michael Sexton Grant

Temperatures at 4pm Saturday in the Anglia region

  • 25.1°C in Writtle, Essex
  • 25.0°C in Cambridge
  • 25.0°C in Woburn, Beds
  • 24.9°C in Bedford
  • 24.9°C in Northampton
  • 24.8°C in Wittering, Cambs
  • 24.5°C in Harpenden, Herts
  • 24.3°C in Norwich
  • 22.1°C in Santon Downham, Suffolk
  • 17.1°C in Cromer, Norfolk
Elmswell between Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Elmswell between Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk. Credit: Sharon Hawes
Rainfall radar snapshot at 10.45pm on Saturday 12 July 2014
Rainfall radar snapshot at 10.45pm on Saturday 12 July 2014 Credit: Met Office / Google Maps
Rainfall radar snapshot at 10.15pm on Saturday 12 July 2014
Rainfall radar snapshot at 10.15pm on Saturday 12 July 2014 Credit: Met Office / Google Maps