Dramatic picture captures huge lightning bolt in Gloucester

The lightning over Tuffley on Bank Holiday Monday
The lightning over Tuffley on Bank Holiday Monday -Credit:Ursula Sinclair

The bank holiday weekend went out with a bang as thunderbolts and lightning sent people diving for cover across Gloucestershire. It was a noisy and wet end to the weekend and comes as the weather is set to improve with highs of 23C due on Saturday (May 11).

The clouds darkened at around 6pm on Monday (May 6) with the rumble of thunder cracking in the skies over Gloucester and Cheltenham. The sudden downpours dumped torrential rain on much of the county, catching drivers, walkers, cyclists and joggers out.

And in Tuffley, Gloucester, Ursula Sinclair captured a huge lighting bolt appearing to strike over Robinswood Hill. It was one of many lightning bursts across the county.

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Luckily, the weather is due to become more settled this week. We are set to see highs of 20C+ through to Sunday, with the warmest weather hitting 23C on Saturday.

If you took any pictures of the lightning, we'd love to see them. Contact us at gloslivenews@reachplc.com

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