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Thunderstorms in Bedfordshire, Northants and Milton Keynes

Rainfall radar at 9.15am indicating downpours near Luton and Milton Keynes Credit: Met Office

Torrential downpours are affecting parts of the Anglia region as hot air arrives from the continent.

The white areas on the rainfall radar indicated rain rates in excess of 32mm per hour.

Heatwave conditions are expected in the area today with temperatures up to 32°C.

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Lightning strikes between 8am and 10am on Friday 18 July 2014 Credit:
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