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Tornado in region

"Tornado" near Sleaford Photo: Andrew Hodder
A flash of lightning appears near RAF Waddington Credit: Andy Langford

These are the dramatic pictures of a tornado funnel cloud which swept across Lincolnshire, near Sleaford, today, followed by a huge flash of lightning near RAF Waddington.


**It came as final preparations were being made at RAF Waddington for this weekend's airshow. The event's to show the work of the Royal Airforce and will raise money for local charities and the RAF.

And you've been giving us your thoughts on the thunder and lightening which has been sweeping across the region. We have taken these comments from our Facebook page.


Katrina said, “We had the loudest clap of thunder I’ve ever heard in Huddersfield with huge drops of rain, but it’s stopped and is warm now.”

Andy in Claypole said he got soaked watching the Olympic torch pass.

Immingham has suffered from flash flooding. Stuart told us that Allerton primary school will be closed tomorrow as a result.

Phil from Keyingham, near Hull saw flash floods “knocking off a manhole cover”.

According to Neo, “Darrington had a bad one this morning. The lightning lit the living room up then the thunder shook the windows it was that bad.”

Emma, Martin and John got caught up in the rain in Sheffield although, Kay now says it’s boiling hot. “Weird,” she says.

But some of you were glad of the rain.

Dee in Denaby said, the “main thunder storm’s just finished – lovely and fresh smelling now”.

It wasn’t just the rain that people commented on.

Cath told us it’s “very humid in Filey… don’t like storms but we NEED one”.

And the sun has returned to some areas. Keith says, “Yes, there is a large orange ball in the sky over Barnsley”.

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