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Video: thunderstorm sees heavy hail in Cornwall

Thundery showers moving north across the West Country today has caused some localised hail in Cornwall.

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Hail is reasonably common during the warmest months of the year - they're formed in the large cumulonimbus clouds that roll in during thunderstorms.

Huge thunderstorm hits the South West coast

Lightning strikes over Laira, Plymouth. Credit: Rachael Jackson

Thunder storms forming off the South West coast have hit towns and cities across Devon and Cornwall.

Paul McDonnell captured this footage in Plymouth this afternoon.

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A severe weather warning comes into force from 4pm this afternoon.

This live lightning map shows where any bolt of lightning is detected. Credit: lightningmaps.org
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