Readers' pictures and video: Lightning storm hits Oxfordshire

Reader Richard Brain sent in this picture from Kings Sutton

Reader Richard Brain sent in this picture from Kings Sutton

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FORKED lightning and rumbling thunder rolled across the Oxfordshire sky this morning as the muggy weather created a spectacular storm.

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  • The first five images are from our old friend Mary Spicer at Tackley at about 2.30am

The bangs and flashes woke many as the storm moved across the county between 2am and 4am.

The dramatic weather hit as the county swelters through an incredible heat wave. Temperatures today are expected to hit highs of 28C, with weather stations already reporting 19C just before 8am.

Oxfordshire can expect to bathe in sunshine for the rest of today, but rain is forecast at around 10pm.

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  • Here's a 10-minute video from Mark Jones - liking the soundtrack too

  • Daniel Theobold sent these two in from Abingdon

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  • And Karen Modo-Hogg sent in this shot

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  • Peter Silver from Fringford took this picture at around 3am this morning

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  • Sarah Foulks sent in this shot, from West Oxfordshire, we believe

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  • Craig Cowley sent these two pictures in

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  • Lorraine O'Callaghan from Milton Heights sent us this montage of the lightning strikes

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  • Andy Smith took this picture at Cogges in Witney at 2am

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  • Did you get any pictures of the lightning where you were? Send us your shots at picturedesk@nqo.com or Tweet them to @TheOxfordMail.

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