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Pictures: Stunning lightning displays over North Devon

PUBLISHED: 11:31 18 July 2014 | UPDATED: 10:12 23 July 2014

Lightning over Ilfracombe captured by Tony Edmonds.

Lightning over Ilfracombe captured by Tony Edmonds.

Tony Edmonds

Reader’s pictures of last night’s storm, while Met Office warns more could be on the way...

Adam Hobbs took this picture looking over the dunes at Saunton. Adam Hobbs took this picture looking over the dunes at Saunton.

SPECTACULAR displays of lightning lit up North Devon skies last night (Thursday) as thunderstorms swept across the region.

Some stunning pictures have been captured by people throughout a widespread area from Torrington to Ilfracombe and beyond.

The Met Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the South West tonight, going into Saturday, with the potential for more heavy thunderstorms and torrential rain.

It is being driven by a ‘Spanish plume’ - where warm air from the continent is forced to rapidly rise when it meets cooler air from the Atlantic.

If this happens over the UK it can set off violent thunderstorms with the potential for some intense downpours and hail.

* Did you take any fantastic pictures of last night’s lightning show? We’d love to publish them here – send your images to newsdesk@northdevongazette.co.uk

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