Readers' pictures of lightning storm over Worcestershire

Worcester News: This picture was taken by reader Paul Stokes in Droitwich last night. This picture was taken by reader Paul Stokes in Droitwich last night.

THE skies above Worcestershire were the backdrop for a dramatic storm featuring heavy rain, thunder and lightning overnight.

This picture, taken by Paul Stokes in Droitwich, shows a fork of lightning in the night sky.

And weather forecasters have warned the storms are likely to continue this weekend after heatwave conditions today, with teperatures expected to rise to around 27C.

Tomorrow, temperatures are expected to reach around 22C, but more than 20mm of rain is expected to fall across the day, compared to between 5mm and 10mm last night.

Here are some pictures taken by you:

Worcester News: Worcester city centre. My room lit up by the lightning. Scary. By Ashley Heeks Worcester city centre, my room lit up by the lightning. Scary. By Ashley Heeks via Facebook

Worcester News: Lightning by Bethany Hughes By Bethany Hughes via Facebook Worcester News: Lightning by Michael Beckley By Michael Beckley via Facebook Worcester News: Lightning by Stephen Lines By Stephen Lines via Facebook

 
 
 
 
 

 

Worcester News: Lightning by Wayne Steptoe Murray

By Wayne Murray Steptoe via Facebook

 

 
 
 

Worcester News: Lightning by Luke Boulter By Luke Boulter via Facebook

 
 
 

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10:50am Fri 18 Jul 14

Wh1t3Kn1ght says...

Amazing picture! This shows CTC lightning which is pretty rare. Normally lightning is CTG - Cloud to Ground.

It is a fascinating subject and not fully understood -

http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Lightning

Popular misconception is that the lightning is travelling from the cloud to ground. In fact in the majority of cases an initial "downward leader" is formed from plasma gas (this is the faint outline) and is negatively charged. Then the bright white/blue flash is created when the positive charge travels back up the gas tunnel formed by the downward leader into the cloud.
Amazing picture! This shows CTC lightning which is pretty rare. Normally lightning is CTG - Cloud to Ground. It is a fascinating subject and not fully understood - http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Lightning Popular misconception is that the lightning is travelling from the cloud to ground. In fact in the majority of cases an initial "downward leader" is formed from plasma gas (this is the faint outline) and is negatively charged. Then the bright white/blue flash is created when the positive charge travels back up the gas tunnel formed by the downward leader into the cloud. Wh1t3Kn1ght
  • Score: 3

11:10am Fri 18 Jul 14

CYNIC_AL says...

No real news happening in Worcester again I see as the website is full of Police and Fire Service nibs (again) and pictures of the weather...
No real news happening in Worcester again I see as the website is full of Police and Fire Service nibs (again) and pictures of the weather... CYNIC_AL
  • Score: 4

11:28am Fri 18 Jul 14

Tobster says...

Good photos of last night's impressive Tesla show. Bring on round two tomorrow!
Good photos of last night's impressive Tesla show. Bring on round two tomorrow! Tobster
  • Score: 0

2:21pm Fri 18 Jul 14

john wilson says...

CYNIC_AL wrote:
No real news happening in Worcester again I see as the website is full of Police and Fire Service nibs (again) and pictures of the weather...
Website traffic is huge today, CYNIC_AL. Everyone has a different idea of what is or isn't news, or what story is more important or less important than other. It's what makes the business so interesting!
[quote][p][bold]CYNIC_AL[/bold] wrote: No real news happening in Worcester again I see as the website is full of Police and Fire Service nibs (again) and pictures of the weather...[/p][/quote]Website traffic is huge today, CYNIC_AL. Everyone has a different idea of what is or isn't news, or what story is more important or less important than other. It's what makes the business so interesting! john wilson
  • Score: 0

10:45pm Mon 4 Aug 14

LouiseSS says...

I don't know what all the fuss is about - a spot of rain one sat afternoon and everyones thinking the world has come to an end.. now when this happens you should be worried..

AN ENORMOUS ASTEROID 'will' smash into earth on 26 August 2032 with a
force 50 times greater than the most powerful nuclear bomb, ...
I don't know what all the fuss is about - a spot of rain one sat afternoon and everyones thinking the world has come to an end.. now when this happens you should be worried.. AN ENORMOUS ASTEROID 'will' smash into earth on 26 August 2032 with a force 50 times greater than the most powerful nuclear bomb, ... LouiseSS
  • Score: 1

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