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Eastbourne sees 1,000 lightning strikes in one hour

Eastbourne sees 1,000 lightning strikes in one hour

About 1,000 lightning strikes were recorded in the Eastbourne area in one hour
Some 1,000 lightning strikes illuminated the skies above Eastbourne as torrential rain and thunderstorms lashed part of the UK overnight. Storms lit up the East Sussex seaside town for about an hour, while 42mm of rain fell further north in Lenham in Kent. Homes were left without power and roads were flooded in other parts of south-east England. A yellow weather warning is in place for the region and East Anglia until 21:00 BST.
'Lightning strike fire destroyed my roof'
Eastbourne sees 1,000 lightning strikes in one hour

The town of Rye was also illuminated by the storms
Eastbourne sees 1,000 lightning strikes in one hour

David Christie took this spectacular shot of the sea at Deal
Eastbourne sees 1,000 lightning strikes in one hour

Further along the East Sussex coast, Hastings was also lit up
"We've had some heavy, thundery showers overnight," said meteorologist Alex Burkill."There has been some flooding near Eastbourne and some power cuts.
"We are going to see some further heavy showers heading towards Kent, and south-east parts of the UK will see some heavy thunderstorms through the morning, while isolated ones could develop this afternoon."
Eastbourne sees 1,000 lightning strikes in one hour

A purple hue was captured over Deal's pier
Eastbourne sees 1,000 lightning strikes in one hour

Ramsgate also saw lightning as the storms moved across the south-east of England and East Anglia
Eastbourne sees 1,000 lightning strikes in one hour

Upchurch in north Kent saw impressive lightning strikes
Eastbourne sees 1,000 lightning strikes in one hour

Strikes criss-crossed the skies over East Anglia
Eastbourne sees 1,000 lightning strikes in one hour

About 42mm of rain fell between Maidstone and Ashford in Kent between 23:00 and midnight
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