A lightning storm hits Blyth on the Northumberland coast early this morning, as thunderstorms and heavy downpours heralded cooler temperatures across the country following the hottest July day on record
Mass lightning bolts light up night skies by the Daggett airport from monsoon storms passing over the high deserts early Wednesday, north of Barstow, California
Lightning strikes over the Greek island of Pserimos near Kos, Greece. About 30,000 migrants have entered Greece, many from Turkey whose shoreline lies roughly 5km away from the Dodecanese complex.
The evening sky in Schwangau, southern Germany, is illuminated by lightning during thunderstorms
Lightning brightens the night sky over Washington D.C. during a rainstorm
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Lightning strikes delay the start of play before the round 21 A-League match between the Western Sydney Wanderers and Melbourne City FC at Pirtek Stadium on Wednesday in Sydney, Australia
A flash of lighting lights up the sky above the “Baie des Anges” in Nice, southeastern France
Lightning strikes over buildings during heavy rainfall in Kunshan, Jiangsu province.
A monsoon lightning storm strikes over the Mandalay Bay Resorts and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. Monsoon storms are forecast for the rest of the week in Nevada and neighbouring Arizona.
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A streak of lightning is seen above the skyline of Nanning during a thunderstorm in Guangxi Zhuang, China
Lightning strikes in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti
A thunderstorm in Port-au-Prince, the capital of Haiti, on Tuesday
Lightning streaks across the sky of Montevideo, over the Legislative Palace, seat of the government in Uruguay, during a thunderstorm
Lightning is seen above buildings during a storm in central Shanghai on Wednesday evening
Lightning strikes in central London behind the London Eye, which is coloured red, white and blue to mark the birth of a baby boy to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at St Mary’s Hospital on Monday
Lightning strikes above the Mandalay Bay and Luxor casinos on the Las Vegas Strip as a thunderstorm moves through Las Vegas, Nevada in the US.
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Lightning strikes above the Geysers area of northern Sonoma County near Geyserville, California
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Lightning strikes the Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower) on early Thursday morning in Chicago, Illinois. A massive storm system with heavy rain, high winds, hail and possible tornadoes is expected to move into Illinois and much of the central part of the Midwest.
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Lightning flashes during a thunderstorm over Monterrey, Mexico
Lightning strikes over the water of the Lamma Channel during a thunderstorm in Hong Kong on Tuesday evening. The Hong Kong Observatory reported about 181 “cloud-to-ground” lightning strikes over the territory between 8pm and 9pm local time