Heavy rain and thunder sweeps through Cumbria and south of Scotland

Cumbria, Dumfries and Galloway and the Scottish Borders are feeling the effects of the bad weather today, with a number of traffic disruptions.

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WATCH: Huge hailstones pelt Eastriggs

People in Eastriggs say yesterday's hail storm has caused tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage to cars and caravans.

This footage shows just how powerful the storm was.


The heatwave breaks with thunderstorms and weather warnings

Just hours after we enjoyed the hottest day of the year, thunder storms and heavy rain swept through Cumbria and southern Scotland.

A Met Office yellow weather warning is still in place and emergency services remain on standby.

Watch this report from Hannah McNulty:

WATCH: Dark clouds over Carlisle

During a stormy morning ITV Border's cameras captured this time lapse footage of dark clouds massing over Carlisle, and breaking into heavy rain.


Houses catch fire after lightning strikes

Two houses caught fire after lightning strikes. Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria Fire and Rescue Service has been called to two house fires caused by lightning strikes.

One house caught fire in Penruddock during the morning's storms, and another in Dalston at around 8am.

The fire service say that the fires were put out quickly, but have damaged both buildings considerably.

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