Amazing flashes of lightning in Norfolk overnight

16:51 17 July 2015

A lightning storm over King

A lightning storm over King's Lynn as viewed from West Lynn. Picture: Matthew Usher.


Norfolk was treated to a spectacular lightning show in the early hours of this morning.

Lightning over Watton last night. Photo: Neal TrafankowskiLightning over Watton last night. Photo: Neal Trafankowski

Thunder could be heard too as many took out their cameras to capture the flashes.

Homes and roads have been effected by the weather overnight.

Homes in Southrepps, north Norfolk, are without power this morning and Norfolk Fire and Rescue Service were called out to one low-level flood on Longfields in Swaffham.

Crews were also called to The Common at Mulbarton at around 1.20am after reports of a house being struck by lightning.

However when the two pumps arrived, it had already been extinguished.

The Great Northern train line tweeted that delays are ongoing between Cambridge and King’s Lynn because of flooding on the tracks.

There are unconfirmed reports of flooding on Beeston Road by Church Road at Great Dunham this morning causing delays.

In Dereham, were reports of water and mud on the road on Swanton Road at the Northall Green Lane junction.

Rain totals from overnight

32mm at Marham

23mm at Weybourne

19mm at Cromer

10mm at Houghton Hall

And the Holt Road at Langham was blocked because of large flint stones and mud on the road.

Power cuts are still affecting 14 customers in Southrepps, near Cromer, this morning.

At its height, about 12.30am, 1,840 customers lost power for nine minutes.

At 4.45am 315 customers were affected and all but 14 have since had supplies restored.

After more than three ours chasing across Norfolk, Dan Holley finally managed to capture this lightning shot just north of Norwich International Airport. Picture:  Dan HolleyAfter more than three ours chasing across Norfolk, Dan Holley finally managed to capture this lightning shot just north of Norwich International Airport. Picture: Dan Holley

UK Power Networks engineers are working to restore power to those remaining, in the Thorpe Road area of Southrepps.

A spokesman for the firm said: “We would like to reassure our customers that we are working as quickly and safely as possible to get their electricity back for them as soon as we can. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

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  • Weather forecast wrong again.

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    Johnny Norfolk

    Friday, July 17, 2015

  • I would like to thank the EDP for reporting the storms:- Me "Did the lightning wake you last night?" Kid "What lightning? I would have noticed a storm if there had been one. You have been at the Pimms again mum or are getting dotty in your old age." So ta for that.

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    Daisy Roots

    Friday, July 17, 2015

  • This is like Archant Bingo, we have the "Is this news" Comment and also the "I didnt notice the 2 hour storm" comment

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    Friday, July 17, 2015

  • How on earth is this even news??????

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    Friday, July 17, 2015

  • storm? what storm?

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    Friday, July 17, 2015

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