Storms light up London

Thunderstorms swept across much of the capital overnight. Londoners have been posting pictures of dramatic skies.

Dramatic skies over Canary Wharf
Dramatic skies over Canary Wharf Credit: @JustinStokes
Lightning over The Shard
Lightning over The Shard Credit: @nibl83
MPS helicopter grounded
Lightning grounds MPS helicopter Credit: @MPSinthesky

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Flights grounded at Heathrow due to storms

One in five flights were cancelled during a two-hour period at Heathrow today due to thundery weather, the airport has said.