Powerful storms hit the capital

The sky was lit up by flashes of lightning last night, as storms buffeted the capital.

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Hail broke windows in last night's storms

Robbie Collin's living room window was smashed by a hail stone. Credit: Robbie Collin @robbiereviews/Twitter

Despite the scorching temperatures, some of the storms that swept across the capital last night contained large hail stones.

Robbie Collin posted a picture on Twitter of his living room window, which had been smashed during a thunder storm.

He wrote: "Err, wow. A sudden hail shower in SW London has just SMASHED MY LIVING ROOM WINDOW."

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Lightning disrupts train signals and electricity supplies

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Sorry for the delays this morning. Lightning strikes have caused multiple signal failures across the c2c route.

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**Service Update 10:00 Electrical supply problems between Redhill & Tonbridge services unable to run, bus replacement services are provided*

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