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Thunder and lightning hit the South Coast again last night causing damage and some fires. More storms are predicted for later today.
Three schools in the Caversham area of Reading were forced to close as the temperatures reached 30 degrees and their water supply was cut off.
The problem was caused when lightning hit a water tower that supplied Caversham Park Primary, Emmer Green Primary and Highdown Secondary School.
The pump was unable to replenish the water in the tower when it was drained by customers use, leaving homes with either low pressure or no water at all.
Heavy thunderstorms and lightning strikes meant three schools in Reading had to be closed because there was no water.
During the storm, lightning hit a water tower which blacked out electricity to vital pumps.
These pumps were used to supply water to the schools and nearly 2,800 homes nearby.
A house in Portslade has been hit by lightning in the storms overnight, causing extensive damage to the family home.
Abbey Miles tells us about her shock when she realised her home had been struck by the freak weather.
Look out at the end of this video for the bright lightning that struck Poole harbour last night.