Dramatic lightning storms hit York

Dramatic lightning storms hit York

A lightning strike over Bishopthorpe last night, taken by Chloe Wood

Clifford's Tower. Picture: Stuart Rawcliffe

Storm over Stamford Bridge. Picture: Luke Fenwick

A reader's picture showing lightning at 3am on Sunday morning

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Violent thunder storms hit York and North Yorkshire last night.

Fourteen-year-old Chloe Wood captured this impressive shot of lightning strikes coming down over Bishopthorpe from her bedroom in the village.

The picture was taken not long after the storms began at around 7pm, and stepfather Mike said he doesn't know how Chloe managed to time the photo, taken on her iPhone, to perfectly capture the moment the lightning struck.

Elsewhere in the region, the storms have been blamed for a fire on a Selby industrial estate, and lightning strikes caused signalling problems and delays on the rail network between Selby and Leeds.

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6:54pm Sun 20 Jul 14

sniper 9964 says...

Tbh I did not think it was that bad. A few tumbles and the odd flash but would not say it was violent.
Tbh I did not think it was that bad. A few tumbles and the odd flash but would not say it was violent. sniper 9964
  • Score: 5

1:03am Mon 21 Jul 14

foreveryork says...

It was certainly violent in Wilberfoss, however my Mother (who lives in York) agrees that it wasn't too bad there. I spent the night on the settee with my terrified Cocker Spaniel who decided to retreat to the back of the kitchen cupboard when there were a couple of deafening claps of thunder.
It was certainly violent in Wilberfoss, however my Mother (who lives in York) agrees that it wasn't too bad there. I spent the night on the settee with my terrified Cocker Spaniel who decided to retreat to the back of the kitchen cupboard when there were a couple of deafening claps of thunder. foreveryork
  • Score: -1

7:02am Mon 21 Jul 14

mallyward says...

Yes the block of flats where I live were hit by lightning, damaging the roof, which will now need repairing. the lightning blow the ridge tiles off.
Yes the block of flats where I live were hit by lightning, damaging the roof, which will now need repairing. the lightning blow the ridge tiles off. mallyward
  • Score: -1

8:00am Mon 21 Jul 14

MrsHoney says...

The storm wasn't that impressive on the West side of York. I do love a good storm and we rarely get them (although obviously feel for anyone who suffers damage from lightning).
The storm wasn't that impressive on the West side of York. I do love a good storm and we rarely get them (although obviously feel for anyone who suffers damage from lightning). MrsHoney
  • Score: 0

8:14am Mon 21 Jul 14

pedalling paul says...

Good job I wasn't out on my bike...might have gone up in smoke!!
Good job I wasn't out on my bike...might have gone up in smoke!! pedalling paul
  • Score: -4

12:16pm Mon 21 Jul 14

Pinza-C55 says...

pedalling paul wrote:
Good job I wasn't out on my bike...might have gone up in smoke!!
Well I think........I......
..no, I won't say it.
[quote][p][bold]pedalling paul [/bold] wrote: Good job I wasn't out on my bike...might have gone up in smoke!![/p][/quote]Well I think........I...... ..no, I won't say it. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 3

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