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Britain Lost Its Mind When Lightning Struck 110,000 Times

The skies went wild, and everyone lost their minds.

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Last night Britain's skies went wild with tremendous electrical storms.

Awesome #lightning over Blackpool Tower #storm #thunderstorms Can't believe I got this shot!

Early reports, at around 2.30am suggested that lightning had struck 28,000 times.

28000 lightning strikes in the last 2 hours, and they say UK weather is boring #storm


Seriously, look at it!

Amazing electrical storm over the South of the country last night, wow breathtaking, did you see it? #storm

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Blackheath being hit by a bolt of lightning over night - taken from Greenwich #storm #London ⚡️⚡️


The sky's gone wild!

What an amazing #lightning #storm @AP_Magazine This was taken in #Bournemouth

I got this shot of lightening from my room! Amazingly beautiful, wish I could sleep though! #storm


As weather goes, it was pretty metal \m/.

Storms have been brewing all week, and last night's beast saw the climax of this run of tumultuous weather.

Owen Humphreys / PA Wire/Press Association Images

Lightning struck near the Angel of the North on Wednesday.

Unsurprisingly, the noisy weather woke many people up.

Well that's one way to be jolted awake... A wee thunder and lightening storm ☁️⚡️


Got just 5 hours of sleep last night thanks to the #storm

While some stealth sleepers remained undisturbed.

Sooooo apparently I slept through a wicked storm #tired ⚡️☔️⚡️☔️

You know you're tired when you sleep through the storm😴😴😴

Some of those who were awake found the whole thing pretty terrifying.

Woah this storm. What the hell. Went and bought the dog upstairs but I think I'm the one that's more scared!!!! ⚡️⚡️⚡️


Shout-out to all the nervy, thunder-phobic dogs out there.

I love my dog, he was so scared of the thunder last night. I watched the storm from my bedroom window, amazing! 💫

Dog scratching at my door because he's scared of the storm. Guess I'm not sleeping alone tonight then

And don't forget to spare a thought for the other animals.

omg i hope all the birds nd squirrels r okay #storm

The general consensus though, was WHOOOOOAAAAAAA 🙀

There is one HELL of a lightning storm over London. Here's a picture of it over Ealing taken this evening:


Like most of Birmingham apparently I slept through an epic storm last night.

There is a truly epic storm over Coventry right now & it is glorious. We needed this. Forked lightning all over the sky.

Welcomed home by this epic #storm - You don't get that out in Dubai. @7DAYSUAE

Well done, nature 👏👏👏⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️⚡️

Laura Silver is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

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