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Lightning tracker live map shows storms hit UK after Met Office issues alerts

The Met Office warns buildings may be damaged in lightning strikes with driving conditions and rail services hit by heavy showers. 

The hazardous conditions developed during Wednesday afternoon across central and eastern areas of Scotland, parts of central, eastern and southeastern England and southern areas of Northern Ireland. The weather is expected to ease during the evening.

Some 25-30 millimetres of rain are predicted to fall within two to three hours in areas where heavy rain develops.

The yellow warning is in place until 8pm on Wednesday and follows an onslaught of rain, thunder and hail across parts of England on Tuesday.


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