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Rail services hit after storms

Overnight storms have led to problems on the roads and railways Credit: Lee Wilson

Overnight storms have led to yet another day of difficulty for commuters with lightning strikes meaning disruption to rail services.

A weather warning remains in place, with heavy showers and more thunderstorms expected.

On the railways, First Great Western services are affected by storms in the Bath Spa area. Lightning damaged equipment between Melksham and Chippenham in Wiltshire, with the lines between Swindon and Bath Spa/Westbury currently closed.

A shuttle train service is now in place between Chippenham and Swindon.

The Met Office says the bad weather is set to continue. Forecaster Nicola Willis says there was between 10mm and 20mm of rainfall over a four-hour period - a third of the expected monthly rainfall.

She went on: "That is quite a significant amount of rain. There have also been quite a few lightning strikes over that period."

Motorists have been warned of the risk of surface water after the heavy downpours.

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Boy Band Overload wow X Factor judges

Overload were a a huge hit with the judges on ITV talent show the X Factor.

Bristol boy Ollie Garland and the other band members sailed into the next round.

The band performed their own song, called No, No, No. Judges said they were one of the best boy bands in the competition with Louis saying the song could be a hit.

Overload is made up of Ollie, Joey, Andy, Jordi, and Ryan.

Overload performing at Weston-super-Mare Credit: ITV

Storms hit the West

Last nights thunder and lightning storms in Chippenham,Wiltshire. Credit: Steve Walsh

Last night saw heavy rainfall and dramatic thunder and lightning across the region. Steeple Ashton in Wiltshire has seen flash flooding, and this morning a train travelling from Bristol to London is stuck in flood water, and 90 passengers have been evacuated.

Here are some more of your pictures of the storms.

last night's thunderstorm taken through a window at Seend Cleeve Credit: Amy Whitewick
Last nights storm over Bath looking from Twerton to Lansdown Credit: Richard Bird

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House struck by lightning in Wiltshire

House struck by lightning in Wiltshire Credit: ITV West Country/Rob Murphy

A house in Littlejohn Avenue in Melksham caught on fire after being struck by lightning last night. Fire crews are still at the scene but no one has been hurt.

Wiltshire Fire & Rescue Service says it has received over 200 calls for assistance since yesterday evening due to the severe weather.

Fire crews are on the scene Credit: ITV West Country/Rob Murphy

The emergency service is also urging all drivers to take care on the roads this morning due to floodwater and the potential for some manhole covers to be raised.

Tributes to teenager found in the River Avon

A scroll of tributes to a teenager whose body was found in the River Avon has been laid out in a church in Bath. Sam Amin was discovered in the river on Tuesday after going missing for three days.

Now more than seventy of his friends have left messages on a 10 metre strip of paper which will be presented to his family. It's been made at the church he attended, St Michael's in Twerton.

Rector Richard Wilson says Sam will always be remembered by his friends and family.

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