A thunder and lightning storm swept through Burnham-On-Sea overnight, creating these spectacular scenes.

The summer storms were triggered by the ongoing heatwave and left many residents in Burnham-On-Sea and the surrounding area with a disrupted night of sleep.

Intense flashes of lightning and claps of thunder were seen in Burnham-On-Sea late on Tuesday and into the early morning, along with occasional heavy bursts of rain.

It followed temperatures in Burnham hitting a record for the year so far at 31.9°C (89.4°F) mid-afternoon on Tuesday.

The Burnham-On-Sea weather forecast predicts more high temperatures are due for today (Wednesday) and tomorrow.

Burnham-On-Sea.com joined many other residents in watching the storm from the town’s seafront, as pictured here.

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Dave Barrett in Highbridge took this shot of a strike of lightning filling the sky.

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