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'The sky was bright red. I've never seen anything like it'

Calendar viewer Leanne Henry from Otley has sent in these pictures and video of last night's silent lightning storm.

The eye of the storm went directly over our house. The sky was bright red! I've never seen anything like it.

– Leanne Henry
Credit: Leanne Henry
Credit: Leanne Henry
Credit: Leanne Henry


Rain warning issued for Yorkshire and the Humber

The Met Office has issued a warning of rain in Yorkshire and the Humber region this afternoon.

It comes in a week of sweltering heat with temperatures rising above 25°C in parts of the Calendar region.

Isolated heavy, and possibly severe thunderstorms are expected to develop late Wednesday afternoon across parts of Northern England and Southern Scotland. Some torrential downpours are possible leading to localised surface water flooding, with hail and frequent lightning also possible hazards. The public should be aware that there is a chance of some very localised significant disruption.

– Met Office

According to the Chief Forecaster, storms could be severe, with torrential downpours and hail of up to 1cm in size. Twenty-to-30 mm of rain is possible in less than an hour, with as much as 60 mm possible in 3 hours.

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