Police in north London were left with no choice but to smash the windows of this car when they found a dog trying to shelter on the pedals.
The owners of the car near Finsbury Park returned to find the back window shattered.
A lightning bolt struck a TV aerial attached to a chimney stack. It dislodged a brick that crashed through the conservatory.
It seems thousands of people were woken up by loud claps of thunder, seemingly constant flashes of lightning and torrential rain.