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Lightening striking over Happisburgh Lighthouse in Norfolk Credit: Russell Waite

So the early hours of Saturday 4 July saw widespread electrical storms across East Anglia.

It seemed some of you took a few shots of the storms!

Credit: Russell Waite
This was taken by 12 year old Abigail from Luton in Bedfordshire Credit: Abigail Lacey
Credit: Philip Thulbourn
Gavin took this from his bedroom window from Bury St Edmunds Credit: Gavin C

Thunderstorms produce a fortnight's worth of rain

Lightning captured in the village of Croydon between Cambridge and Biggleswade. Credit: Bob Burling

With every good heatwave in the British summer there is nearly always a spectacular thunderstorm or two.

The early hours of Saturday 4 July saw widespread electrical storms across East Anglia.

At Hitchin in Hertfordshire there was 35 mm of rain, which is more than normally falls in two weeks in July.

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Temperatures rising in the east

Temperatures are expected to reach 27 degrees this afternoon, and could be as high as 30 degrees inland.

Peterborough Lido Credit: ITV Anglia

At the Lido in Peterborough people have been enjoying the sunshine.

Sunny Silverstone village Credit: ITV Anglia

It's likely that a heatwave alert will be issued for tomorrow and rail services could be delayed.

You can see a gallery of your pictures here and there's advice on staying safe in the sun here

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