Thunder and lightning in skies above Sunderland

The hot weather has come to a sudden halt as thunder, lightning and showers arrived on Wearside.

Friday, 27th July 2018, 9:27 pm
Updated Friday, 27th July 2018, 9:42 pm
Lightning in the Marley Pots area of Sunderland. Picture by Charlotte Carlisle.

There has been heavy rainfall over the past few hours across Sunderland, some of which has affected the programme at this year's Airshow.

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Readers have been sending in their pictures and videos of the dark skies lit up with forks of lightning.

Lightning in the Marley Pots area of Sunderland. Picture by Charlotte Carlisle.
Lightning in the Seaham area. Picture by Laura Hedley.