Firefighters were called to two house fires this morning as a result of lightning strikes in Kent.
The first was just after 2am on Octavian Drive in Lympne. One house was struck by lightning causing damage to the building's electrics. No one was injured.
The second incident was at 4.25am on Audley Avenue in Gillingham. The lightning started a fire in the ground floor living room of the house, firefighters spend an hour on the scene. No one was hurt in the incident.
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A damp and cold night ahead. Valentine's Day will start cloudy but become brighter in the afternoon. Risk of showers along the Kent coast.
Cold and damp tonight with outbreaks of rain. A cold and dull start to Valentine's Day but becoming drier and brighter by the afternoon.
Rain turning more patchy this afternoon but more persistent along the coast. Feeling cold in the brisk north-easterly wind.