Powerful storms hit the capital

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


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."


Lightning disrupts train signals and electricity supplies


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


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

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