Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 12°C

min temp: 12°C

Search

The pigs are coming. Find out more about

Pigs Gone Wild

here.

Gallery: Dramatic moments lightning struck in Suffolk and Essex captured by photographers throughout the area

13:00 21 July 2014

Lightning strikes in Frinton-on-Sea. Photo: Nigel pepper

Lightning strikes in Frinton-on-Sea. Photo: Nigel pepper

Nigel Pepper

Ferocious storms which lit up the skies of Suffolk and Essex over the weekend have been captured by amateur and professional photographers across the region.

This weekend storms brewed all over the county and lightning has struck more than twice. A lot of pictures demonstrating this powerful electric force this weekend have been submitted by our iwitness users.

Other images, such as these taken by professional photographer Nigel Pepper in Frinton-on-Sea, are the results of hours of waiting for the perfect shot.

Mr Pepper said: “After photographing the rapidly approaching storms which were being pushed up on a strengthening southerly wind, I then experienced the terrifying hissing sound of a lightning streak which passed incredibly close over my head, causing an immediate deafening crack of thunder indicating that activity was overhead.”

You can see more of the weekend’s lightning pictures in our gallery.

Lightning strikes in Frinton-on-SeaLightning strikes in Frinton-on-Sea

Send us your stories at iwitness

1 comment

  • Great photos Nigel, what camera settings were you using?

    Report this comment

    john

    Monday, July 21, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

 
	A few pictures from day one of the 2015 Suffolk Show.

There’s an buzz of excitement in Ipswich this morning, and that can only mean one thing – it’s Suffolk Show day.

Matthew Brett freshens up the hay for Theberton Herd cows at the Suffolk Show.

This week we have a team of reporters and photographers at Trinity Park bringing you full coverage of the highlight of the Suffolk agricultural calendar - the Suffolk Show.

Crowds enjoy the sunshine on the first day of the Suffolk Show 2015.

It’s showtime! Today marks the start of the most popular event in the Suffolk calendar as Trinity Park opens its gates for the Suffolk Show 2016.

A fire crew from Ipswich East attended the incident

The help of firefighters was required at an address near Ipswich, where a woman was accidentally trapped in a bathroom.

The sun shines for the first day of the Suffolk Show 2015.

Tomorrow marks day one of the Suffolk Show 2016 - which promises to be the biggest ever show.

Only drivers with disability badges are permitted to park in the shared space in Felixstowe town centre.

Special constables are to be tasked to carry out random blitz days to tackle problems with illegal parking in Felixstowe town centre.

Ipswich Town Hall, Ipswich Icons column August 22, 2015

A blue plaque honouring Ipswich’s first female mayor is set to be installed above the entrance to Ipswich Town Hall as part of a project to honour women who have helped shape the town.

On going building work at Kesgrave High School to construct a new coffee shop for the students

Work has begun on a modern new dining and courtyard area at Kesgrave High School, and is expected to be open this September.

Hollesley Bay

Hollesley Bay prison’s Independent Monitoring Board Chairman has pledged continue with her duties despite being ostracised by other board members.

A police car has been involved in a collision.

A police car has collided with the central reservation on the A14 at Woolpit, causing delays on the westbound carriageway.

Most read

Most commented

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Topic pages

Streetlife

Newsletter Sign Up

Great British Life

Great British Life
MyDate24 MyPhotos24