Thunder and lightning storms hit Midlands

Parts of the Midlands were hit by further thunderstorms last night, with the stormy weather set to continue throughout the day. The Environment Agency have lifted the flood warning they issued this morning.

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PHOTOS: More flashes of lightning from last night's thunderstorm

Lightning strikes Dudley last night Credit: Demi-Leigh Freeman
A bolt of lightning in Newcastle-under-Lyme Credit: Robert J McLaughlin
This was captured over Birmingham in the early hours of this morning Credit: Paul Johnson
The sky was red with danger as lightning struck Kinghurst in Birmingham Credit: Linz Carter
The sky above a housing estate in the West Midlands Credit: Rachel Slater

Three flood warnings in place for the Midlands

The River Chelt today near the Princess Elizabeth Way junction in Cheltenham Credit: Suzanne Williams / @suzLD

The Environment Agency has issued three flood warnings for the Midlands.

They are:

  • Lyme Brook at Newcastle under Lyme and Trent Vale including Hatrell Street, Brook Lane, Lyme Valley Road and Sports Grounds
  • River Chelt at Springbank, Cheltenham
  • River Chelt at Uckington and Boddington


Flooding in Albrighton

Parts of the Midlands are dealing with flash flooding this morning. This photo shows Newport road in Albrighton is closed because of flooding.

Is there any flash flooding where you live? Email your photos to with your name and location.

PHOTO: Lightning strike over Shropshire

Lightning strike captured over Ironbridge in Shropshire last night Credit: Mchale Morris / @MchaleMorris

Large parts of the Midlands were hit by another night of thunder and lightning last night.

This photograph was captured in Ironbridge, Shropshire.

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Don't forget to include your name and where the photo was taken from.

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