The skies above North Devon were ripped asunder with amazing lightning displays last night (Thursday, June 25) as storms moved through the region.

Lightning tears the sky over Barnstaple. Picture: Abbie RoeLightning tears the sky over Barnstaple. Picture: Abbie Roe

Some amazing pictures were posted on the A Place in North Devon Facebook page and we’ve gathered a few here for you to enjoy.

Thunder and lightning popped up across various places in the region, but with very little rain in many cases.

Impressive forked lightning was captured by photographers in Barnstaple, Filleigh, Torrington, Ilfracombe, Chivenor and Combe Martin, to name just a few.

The Met Office still has a yellow weather warning for large parts of the British Isles today but it does not include the South West.

Lightning tears the sky over Barnstaple. Picture: Abbie RoeLightning tears the sky over Barnstaple. Picture: Abbie Roe

Temperatures are much lower today, with a high of 19 degrees forecast for Barnstaple this afternoon, falling to 15 degrees overnight.

There is a 50 per cent chance of light rain in the late evening and heavier rain is forecast from midnight and into the early hours.

If you captured any amazing lightning pictures and would like to share them with us, email newsdesk@northdevongazette.co.uk .

A dramatic image of lightning and heavy storm clouds over Torrington. Picture: Leasa AllenA dramatic image of lightning and heavy storm clouds over Torrington. Picture: Leasa Allen

A verry atmospheric and strking picture by Bob Cowlard, captured near Ashford. Picture: Bob CowlardA verry atmospheric and strking picture by Bob Cowlard, captured near Ashford. Picture: Bob Cowlard

Lightning over the sea in Ilfracombe. Picture: Hele Corn MillLightning over the sea in Ilfracombe. Picture: Hele Corn Mill

Lightning over the sea in Ilfracombe. Picture: Hele Corn MillLightning over the sea in Ilfracombe. Picture: Hele Corn Mill

Lightning over the sea in Ilfracombe. Picture: Hele Corn MillLightning over the sea in Ilfracombe. Picture: Hele Corn Mill

An amazing shot of a lightning strike at North Molton. Picture: Kirsty ReidAn amazing shot of a lightning strike at North Molton. Picture: Kirsty Reid

Lightning in the skies at Roundswell, Barnstaple. Picture: Danielle ElliottLightning in the skies at Roundswell, Barnstaple. Picture: Danielle Elliott

Moody pictures of lightning at Chivenor by Meg Coton LinesMoody pictures of lightning at Chivenor by Meg Coton Lines

Moody pictures of lightning at Chivenor by Meg Coton LinesMoody pictures of lightning at Chivenor by Meg Coton Lines

Lightning playing in Barnstaple. Picture: Katie WorthLightning playing in Barnstaple. Picture: Katie Worth

Lightning playing in Barnstaple. Picture: Katie WorthLightning playing in Barnstaple. Picture: Katie Worth

Chloe Murphy captured this image of lightning in Barnstaple. Picture: Chloe MurphyChloe Murphy captured this image of lightning in Barnstaple. Picture: Chloe Murphy

Chloe Murphy captured this image of lightning in Barnstaple. Picture: Chloe MurphyChloe Murphy captured this image of lightning in Barnstaple. Picture: Chloe Murphy