Photos: Reader Kate captures lightning shot over Sidmouth

Kate French took these shots of the storm in Sidmouth that happened in the hours of Tuesday night an

Kate French took these shots of the storm in Sidmouth that happened in the hours of Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. - Credit: Archant

Thunder bolts and lightning did not appear very frightening to brave photographers to capture these shots of last night’s storms.

Kate French took these shots of the storm in Sidmouth that happened in the hours of Tuesday night an

Kate French took these shots of the storm in Sidmouth that happened in the hours of Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. - Credit: Archant

As flashes of lightning lit up the night’s sky across East Devon, many storm watchers grabbed their cameras to capture dramatic images of the storms.

Among them was Kate French, who took these shots as thunder and lightning passed over Sidmouth.

Newton Poppleford resident Martyn Parker took this photo of the lightning looking towards Aylesbeare

Newton Poppleford resident Martyn Parker took this photo of the lightning looking towards Aylesbeare Common. - Credit: Archant

Residents have also been sharing their photos on social media showing the storm as it hit the south west shortly after midnight, before carrying on into the early hours of this morning (Wednesday, July 19).

Newton Poppleford resident Martyn Parker snapped this ferocious fork of lightning looking towards Aylesbeare Common.


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Mr Parker said: “It was an amazing sight, a lot of people hate thunder and lightning, but I think its a fantastic thing to see.”

Send us your lightning pictures and we’ll feature them in our gallery. Upload your lightning photos at www.iwitness24.co.uk.

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