The Isle of Wight played host to some spectacular lightning shows last night.
Mixed with some booming thunderclaps, the storms were coming from many directions, with sudden downpours of rain thrown into the mix.
Social media was awash with photos and videos of the storms (see a selection below).
Our thanks to Jamie Russell from Island Visions Photography for sharing these stunning photos below that he captured last night.
Thanks also to Tim Well for sharing this shot. It’s taken from the top of Stenbury Down with the storm over Ventnor. Four photos were put together to make the one image of all the lightning strikes.
Thanks also to Richard Cooper for sharing this shot from over West.
— Cupcakes and Anxiety (@CrazyCakeLadyK) April 22, 2018
— richard (@Isle_of_Wight) April 21, 2018
— Andrew Day (@iwpianotuner) April 21, 2018
Voilent Thunderstorm currently affecting the Isle Of Wight / Lee on Solent area. 200 strikes per minute heading towards Southampton Live Footage with sound: https://t.co/SnRBiaW146; pic.twitter.com/QkEXcwzgrq
— Paul Silvers (@Cloud9weather1) April 21, 2018
— Sophie Hart (@Black_Myths) April 22, 2018
— Cupcakes and Anxiety (@CrazyCakeLadyK) April 21, 2018
Image: © Island Visions Photography