Parts of the UK have been hit by flooding due to heavy rainfall, with a flood warning issued in Scotland, Wales and northern England. Meanwhile, the sweltering heat continues to bake the rest of Britain.
Heat warnings were issued for young children and the elderly as a temperature of 34 ° C (93.2F) was recorded for the fifth day in a row.
The skies over the UK were illuminated by approximately 50,000 lightning strikes per night, resulting in power outages and power outages for several hours.
Heavy rains continued for four hours, and golf-ball-sized hail hit the Curig Herons in North Wales. The drainage system overflowed, flooding streets in different parts of Britain.
The sky looked fiery red due to thunderstorms in South Wales, and in Bowland, Lanks and Worcestershire.
“I've never seen anything like it,” a resident said, stating that they saw constant flashes of lightning for 25 minutes.
Strange Sky's - with all the weird things happening round the world a new one has been dropped on us tonight, here in the UK silent lightning, yep no thunder at all and even stranger for the uk no rain it's like a scene from War of the worlds
- PhantomPW (@pw_phantom) August 12, 2020
For the very first time I saw a thunderstorm like that in the UK. Feeling in the tropics again. # Edinburgh #storm #lightning @edinspotlight
- Carol Signori (@signori_carol) August 11, 2020