Well it had to end some time and for many of us the heatwave came to a dramatic conclusion last night as violent storms swept across some parts of the region.
There were spectacular displays of lightning and thunder, coupled with torrential downpours.
Cambridgeshire was one of the worst hit areas: homes were struck by lightning and over half an inch of rain fell in some places. And for one family, a lightning strike led to a dramatic escape.
Click above to see ITV News Anglia's Elodie Harper report in the thunderstorms
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