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Image caption About 1,000 lightning strikes were recorded in the Eastbourne area in one hour. Some 1,000 lightning strikes illuminated the skies above Eastbourne as torrential rain and thunderstorms lashed part of the UK overnight. Storms lit up the East Sussex seaside town for about an hour, while 42mm of rain fell further north in Lenham in Kent. Homes were left without power and roads were flooded in other parts of south-east England. A yellow weather warning is in place for the region and East Anglia until 21:00 BST. Image caption The town of Rye was also illuminated by the storms Image caption David Christie took this spectacular shot of the sea at Deal Image caption Further along the East Sussex coast, Hastings was also lit up Full story

19 June

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