There Were Epic Thunderstorms Across The UK Last Night And Everyone Lost Their Minds

"What was THAT???"

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There were apparently more than 3,000 lightning flashes in just two hours.

Had a sleepless night? Over 3000 lightning flashes have been recorded across the UK & IRE in the last 2hrs alone. MT

BBC Weather@bbcweather

Had a sleepless night? Over 3000 lightning flashes have been recorded across the UK & IRE in the last 2hrs alone. MT

6:26 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And the results were incredible.

There's a little #storm going on at #fistral beach in #newquay right now… #lightning #pewpew #thunder #ouch

Lewis H Pinder@unclepindy

There's a little #storm going on at #fistral beach in #newquay right now… #lightning #pewpew #thunder #ouch

10:41 PM - 17 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

View this video on YouTube

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Here's a snap from India-99 taken as the current storm approaches London #lightning

MPS Helicopters@MPSinthesky

Here's a snap from India-99 taken as the current storm approaches London #lightning

3:07 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And here folks is why we are currently on the ground!! #SummerStorm

MPS Helicopters@MPSinthesky

And here folks is why we are currently on the ground!! #SummerStorm

3:47 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Here's another pic of the lightning storm overhead as it moves N.E toward Essex and East Anglia...

MPS Helicopters@MPSinthesky

Here's another pic of the lightning storm overhead as it moves N.E toward Essex and East Anglia...

5:07 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#brighton #storm #lightning #sussex going to try get back to sleep now...

Alex Lawrence@The_Whitewall

#brighton #storm #lightning #sussex going to try get back to sleep now...

2:04 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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Some people were pretty scared by it all.

Could've got some awesome photos of #thunderandlightning last night...if I hadn't been hiding in the hallway after it struck near our house!

Jennifer Porrett@fenifur

Could've got some awesome photos of #thunderandlightning last night...if I hadn't been hiding in the hallway after it struck near our house!

8:13 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Just got woken by the LOUDEST thunder storm I have ever heard! Scared the living daylights out of me! #thunderandlightning #london

Annabel Preacher@annabelpreacher

Just got woken by the LOUDEST thunder storm I have ever heard! Scared the living daylights out of me! #thunderandlightning #london

5:02 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Got a full bed... 1st the dog now 2 children. Sorry no room at the inn #thunderandlightning

Nicky kelly pike@miss_nicky1

Got a full bed... 1st the dog now 2 children. Sorry no room at the inn #thunderandlightning

3:24 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Home alone and slightly pooping my pants! #thunderandlightning ⚡️⚡️⚡️

Mikey Barrett@mikeybarrett_

Home alone and slightly pooping my pants! #thunderandlightning ⚡️⚡️⚡️

2:06 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#thunderandlightning here! Absolutely amazing and scary. Really scary on your own actually... ⚡️☔️⚡️

Louise@Tokyo_Louise

#thunderandlightning here! Absolutely amazing and scary. Really scary on your own actually... ⚡️☔️⚡️

2:14 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Think this is the one time that's acceptable for spooning. #thunderandlightning #

Čhloē Dickēns@dickens_chloe

Think this is the one time that's acceptable for spooning. #thunderandlightning #😣

1:39 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Some woke up very tired as a result.

I am SO tired. Spent all night comforting my freaked out dog who was hyperventilating #storm

Lily Pebbles@lilypebbles

I am SO tired. Spent all night comforting my freaked out dog who was hyperventilating #storm

8:25 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

And didn't want to go to work.

Is "I have to stay in bed because if I get up I'll be hit by lightening" a valid excuse not to go to work? #storm #London

AliQuack@AliQuack

Is "I have to stay in bed because if I get up I'll be hit by lightening" a valid excuse not to go to work? #storm #London

5:07 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I feel today is going to be very unproductive for a lot of people and companies. Let's all have a day off! #tired #storm

Corrina@reaniecat

I feel today is going to be very unproductive for a lot of people and companies. Let's all have a day off! #tired #storm

6:56 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Amazingly, some people managed to sleep through the whole thing.

Slept like a baby last night, didn't hear a thing #storm ⚡️⚡️⚡️☔️

Alex Hyde@alexhyde23

Slept like a baby last night, didn't hear a thing #storm ⚡️⚡️⚡️☔️

8:29 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Am I the only one who slept through the thunder?

Da Big Dog@JamesThurgar

Am I the only one who slept through the thunder?

8:05 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Apparently I slept through huge thunder and lightning storms in #Cheltenham then. According to my timeline it was very impressive. Oh.

ℒuke ☯@lkwrnr

Apparently I slept through huge thunder and lightning storms in #Cheltenham then. According to my timeline it was very impressive. Oh.

8:30 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Totally slept through the thunder and lightning last night

Amy Lau@yumm3i

Totally slept through the thunder and lightning last night 🐳

9:07 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Slept through the #thunderandlightning and its set to be a hot one today. Stay hydrated if you can :)

Sanoobar Patel@Sanoobar

Slept through the #thunderandlightning and its set to be a hot one today. Stay hydrated if you can :)

7:43 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

But mainly we all did what we always do when something incredible happens, we made jokes on Twitter:

I think we now know what the Odinson thinks of Marvel’s plans for #Thor #thunderandlightning

Steve May@SteveMay_UK

I think we now know what the Odinson thinks of Marvel’s plans for #Thor #thunderandlightning

8:14 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

British weather is directly linked to Kanye's mood. He's pissed right now. #Storm

Cynikal@CynikalMusic

British weather is directly linked to Kanye's mood. He's pissed right now. #Storm

3:17 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

British weather is directly linked to Kanye's mood. He's pissed right now. #Storm

Cynikal@CynikalMusic

British weather is directly linked to Kanye's mood. He's pissed right now. #Storm

3:17 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

What an idiot! There I was trying to get to sleep when I should have been watching the #thunderandlightning like everyone else on Twitter!

Donald H Taylor@DonaldHTaylor

What an idiot! There I was trying to get to sleep when I should have been watching the #thunderandlightning like everyone else on Twitter!

7:44 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Well, twitter is an enabler for us Brits to talk about our favourite thing even when most people are sleeping. The weather. #storm

from desk till dawn@fromdesktildawn

Well, twitter is an enabler for us Brits to talk about our favourite thing even when most people are sleeping. The weather. #storm

2:59 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Not going to lie amazing views from my bed right now! Need some pop corn! This is amazing! #thunderandlightning

Matthew Lapinskas@mattylapinskas

Not going to lie amazing views from my bed right now! Need some pop corn! This is amazing! #thunderandlightning

2:11 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Somewhere right now is a dude called Noah and he's building a massive wooden boat. How must he feel. #thunderandlightning

Nesta@NestaMcG

Somewhere right now is a dude called Noah and he's building a massive wooden boat. How must he feel. #thunderandlightning

3:23 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Shouldn't have left my washing outside tonight then.. #thunderandlightning

Jade.@JadeusJames

Shouldn't have left my washing outside tonight then.. #thunderandlightning

12:52 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This #thunderandlightning has made me think... is this the real life? is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide no escape from reality

Tropical Lizard@TayoAndrews

This #thunderandlightning has made me think... is this the real life? is this just fantasy? Caught in a landslide no escape from reality

2:49 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Either Harry Potter Is Having Another Fight Scene In The Sky Or Thor Is Coming Down ⚡️⚡️ #thunder #thunderandlightning

Ash Minter@AshMinter

Either Harry Potter Is Having Another Fight Scene In The Sky Or Thor Is Coming Down ⚡️⚡️ #thunder #thunderandlightning

1:56 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#Storm tweeters: It’s lightning not lightening, unless you’ve seen weather so fierce it actually removed colour from objects.

Chris Cox@coxness

#Storm tweeters: It’s lightning not lightening, unless you’ve seen weather so fierce it actually removed colour from objects.

8:09 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Mad scenes outside my window this morning #thunderandlightning

Felicity Morse@FelicityMorse

Mad scenes outside my window this morning #thunderandlightning

8:05 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Well done, everyone.

Got some great shots of the lighting storm hitting london Pretty sure it made something explode #thunderandlightning

James Collins-C @JamesCollinsC

Got some great shots of the lighting storm hitting london Pretty sure it made something explode #thunderandlightning

2:44 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Insane lightning #storm over #Brighton Marina

Alex May@bigfug

Insane lightning #storm over #Brighton Marina

2:16 AM - 18 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite