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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Lightning strikes disrupt trains to Stansted Airport

Lightning strikes have disrupted train services to Stansted Airport this morning:

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Train services between Liv St & Stansted Airport may be cancelled or delayed by up to 60 mins due 2 a signal fault near #StanstedAirport GK

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#Sawbridgworth delays of up to 30 mins to all services through this station due to lightning damaging the overhead line equipment. GK

Lightning strikes behind the London Eye

The skies above London were lit up by flashes of lightning last night, as heavy storms hit the capital.

Lightning strikes behind the London Eye. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
Thunder and lightning buffeted the capital, following the extended heatwave. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
Storms hit in the middle of the night. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire
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