PICTURE SPECIAL: Huge storm hits Northampton overnight as heatwave sets in

Thunder, lightning and heavy rain hit Northampton in the early hours of this morning (Friday).

The storm hit as temperatures began to rise throughout the day yesterday.

Picture by Matthew Johns

Picture by Matthew Johns

The Met Office forecast for Northampton says that today will be hot and humid with sunny spells, but with scattered heavy showers or thunderstorms this morning with temperatures reaching 30 degrees.

This evening will be clear and sunny but heavy thunderstorms later in the evening. Throughout the night it will be ‘uncomfortably warm’, according to the Met Office.

These pictures of the storm were captured in Northampton and Daventry by Ron Garside-Neville, Katie Coleman, Mark Allibone, Matthew Johns and Jamie McDonagh.