5 amazing pictures of Dorset lightning storm

Bridport and Lyme Regis News: Lightning in Bridport by Tony Logan Lightning in Bridport by Tony Logan

LIGHTNING rent the skies as a storm hit Dorset last night.

Heavy rain battered Dorset as thunder roared and forked lightning flashed across the sky.

From Lyme Regis in the West, across the Isle of Portland and onwards to Swanage, huge storm clouds rolled in, where just hours earlier there had been blue skies and a mini heat wave.

Here are a few pictures from Echo readers.

Andrew Sharood sent us this picture of Burton Bradstock as the storm rolled in.

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Cheryl Barrett meanwhile took a picture of lightning over Weymouth.

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This picture from Tony Logan shows lightning over Bridport.

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And see if you can spot the lightning snaking across this picture from Naomi Kinsey on Portland.

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The weather looks set to remain wet with showers forecast overnight and into tomorrow morning. Showers will continue until around midday, when it should clear up and the sun should be out for the afternoon and temperatures will remain around 15 degrees.

Send us your storm pictures to newsdesk@dorsetecho.co.uk.

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11:10pm Mon 19 May 14

dorset & proud says...

It's LIGHTNING!
It's LIGHTNING! dorset & proud
  • Score: 4

11:23pm Mon 19 May 14

Parkstreetshufle says...

Better than the stupid horse that looks like a horse that must therefore be art...
Better than the stupid horse that looks like a horse that must therefore be art... Parkstreetshufle
  • Score: -5

7:17am Tue 20 May 14

railwaychickenboy6 says...

A crackling night Gromit
A crackling night Gromit railwaychickenboy6
  • Score: 1

9:06am Tue 20 May 14

mrandybear says...

Sigurd Hoeberth 2, i couldnt agree more...
Sigurd Hoeberth 2, i couldnt agree more... mrandybear
  • Score: 2

9:49am Tue 20 May 14

arlbergbahn says...

Do any of these comments make any sense at all? What are they all on about?
Do any of these comments make any sense at all? What are they all on about? arlbergbahn
  • Score: 4

10:25am Tue 20 May 14

Bollard says...

Sigurd Hoeberth 2 wrote:
Urgh, HDR like too much make-up on a tart.
Yes, looks false. Looks like a painting.
[quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoeberth 2[/bold] wrote: Urgh, HDR like too much make-up on a tart.[/p][/quote]Yes, looks false. Looks like a painting. Bollard
  • Score: 4

10:44am Tue 20 May 14

Zummerzet Lad says...

At least it didn't say:
" HORROR STORM BLASTS DORSET"
At least it didn't say: " HORROR STORM BLASTS DORSET" Zummerzet Lad
  • Score: 6

11:08am Tue 20 May 14

westbaywonder says...

Was this a sign from Sigurd to that woodsomething poster on here? LOL
Was this a sign from Sigurd to that woodsomething poster on here? LOL westbaywonder
  • Score: 5

11:09am Tue 20 May 14

cj07589 says...

The second picture down is amazing well done to the photographer
The second picture down is amazing well done to the photographer cj07589
  • Score: 0

11:20am Tue 20 May 14

arlbergbahn says...

Zummerzet Lad wrote:
At least it didn't say:
" HORROR STORM BLASTS DORSET"
Causing CHAOS
[quote][p][bold]Zummerzet Lad[/bold] wrote: At least it didn't say: " HORROR STORM BLASTS DORSET"[/p][/quote]Causing CHAOS arlbergbahn
  • Score: 3

12:20pm Tue 20 May 14

Dorset Boy says...

Thunderbolt and lightening, very very frightening me
Thunderbolt and lightening, very very frightening me Dorset Boy
  • Score: 3

1:14pm Tue 20 May 14

February1948 says...

Dorset Boy wrote:
Thunderbolt and lightening, very very frightening me
Mama mia mama mia mama mia let me go..
[quote][p][bold]Dorset Boy[/bold] wrote: Thunderbolt and lightening, very very frightening me[/p][/quote]Mama mia mama mia mama mia let me go.. February1948
  • Score: 2

1:23pm Tue 20 May 14

marabout says...

Sigurd Hoeberth 2 wrote:
Urgh, HDR like too much make-up on a tart.
How do you know?
[quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoeberth 2[/bold] wrote: Urgh, HDR like too much make-up on a tart.[/p][/quote]How do you know? marabout
  • Score: 3

10:19pm Tue 20 May 14

JamesYoung says...

Is "lightning rendered the skies" even a real sentence?
Should it not be "lightning rent the sky"?
Is "lightning rendered the skies" even a real sentence? Should it not be "lightning rent the sky"? JamesYoung
  • Score: 1

10:10am Wed 21 May 14

February1948 says...

Sigurd Hoeberth 2 wrote:
JamesYoung wrote: Is "lightning rendered the skies" even a real sentence? Should it not be "lightning rent the sky"?
Oh shut up james your such an extremist.....:-)
Not an extremist, a pedant. A man after my own heart!
[quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoeberth 2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: Is "lightning rendered the skies" even a real sentence? Should it not be "lightning rent the sky"?[/p][/quote]Oh shut up james your such an extremist.....:-)[/p][/quote]Not an extremist, a pedant. A man after my own heart! February1948
  • Score: 0

11:09am Wed 21 May 14

riverbend says...

Sigurd Hoeberth 2 wrote:
marabout wrote:
Sigurd Hoeberth 2 wrote: Urgh, HDR like too much make-up on a tart.
How do you know?
Cos I dated your Sister.
Ha ha ha... not much that you say makes me chuckle but that made me laugh out loud! Kudos.
[quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoeberth 2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]marabout[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoeberth 2[/bold] wrote: Urgh, HDR like too much make-up on a tart.[/p][/quote]How do you know?[/p][/quote]Cos I dated your Sister.[/p][/quote]Ha ha ha... not much that you say makes me chuckle but that made me laugh out loud! Kudos. riverbend
  • Score: 1

12:41pm Wed 21 May 14

JamesYoung says...

Sigurd Hoeberth 2 wrote:
JamesYoung wrote:
Is "lightning rendered the skies" even a real sentence?
Should it not be "lightning rent the sky"?
Oh shut up james your such an extremist.....:-)
"you're such an extremist ;-)"
[quote][p][bold]Sigurd Hoeberth 2[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]JamesYoung[/bold] wrote: Is "lightning rendered the skies" even a real sentence? Should it not be "lightning rent the sky"?[/p][/quote]Oh shut up james your such an extremist.....:-)[/p][/quote]"you're such an extremist ;-)" JamesYoung
  • Score: 0

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