Thunderstorms in the North East: Your pictures as lightning illuminates the sky

What a night that was!

Monday, 5th August 2019, 8:04 am
Updated Monday, 5th August 2019, 8:23 am

The sun may be shining this morning – but it was a stormy night across the North East region as thunderstorms rounded off the weekend on Sunday, August 4.

We were drenched with heavy rain as strikes of lightning lit up the sky, and there are thought to be more thunderstorms on the way, according to the Met Office’s latest forecast.

But the weather did not stop any of you. Armed with your cameras, you were ready for the storms and you managed to capture some breathtaking pictures of the storms in action.

Your lightning pictures. Clockwise from top left, Shay Robson, Joanna Heatlie, Callum Harrison and Mark Wilson.

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Lightning in the sky above Souter Lighthouse.
Lightning lights up the sky. Picture: Jonny Edwards.