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A home in Castle Combe caught fire after being struck by lightning.
The fire started when lightning struck the stables, flat and office buildings during last night's storms. No one was hurt in the incident.
People in Wiltshire are cleaning up after flash floods overnight. The county's fire service said it received more than 200 calls. Homes and businesses were affected. Roads were shut and a school near Corsham was also closed.
A lightning strike damaged a house in Melksham. And an Intercity train became stuck in deep water on the line. Ninety people were evacuated. The train is still blocking the route between Bath and Chippenham.
Station Manager Wayne Jones from Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service says they have had a busy night.
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.
A car and it's driver had to be pulled out of flood waters in Melksham this morning after Wiltshire was hit by flash floods overnight.
Roads in Wiltshire have been disrupted by the storm overnight.
Please note that many of the counties roads are effected by surface water so extra care should be taken
- A365 Shurnhold Melksham Closed
- A3102 Westwood Passable with Care
- B4528 Patterdown Chippenham Passable with care
- B3097 Station road, Westbury
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.
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.
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.