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WATCH: Spectacular lightning storms roll into Suffolk and Essex

PUBLISHED: 21:47 25 July 2019 | UPDATED: 13:01 26 July 2019

Lightning has also struck Harwich this evening Picture: ALEX DUKES

Lightning has also struck Harwich this evening Picture: ALEX DUKES

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After some of the hottest temperatures on record huge thunderstorms have broken out across Suffolk and Essex.

Lightning over Suffolk Picture: ALEX EMMALightning over Suffolk Picture: ALEX EMMA

The Met Office has had a yellow warning for thunderstorms in place since 3pm on Thursday afternoon.

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The storms come after the region experienced some of it's hottest temperatures ever.

In Essex the mercury has hit 37.7C in Writtle near Chelmsford, breaking an almost 80-year-old record for the county.

Lightning arrived across Essex  this evening Picture: ALEX DUKESLightning arrived across Essex this evening Picture: ALEX DUKES

In Suffolk Santon Downham was deemed the warmest part of the county at 36.3C.

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