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Last Updated: Friday, 28 July 2006, 12:52 GMT 13:52 UK
In Pictures: Summer storms

Photo: Mike Cochrane

Britain's heatwave broke into a series of thunderstorms this week. This is the view from Mike Cochrane's house in Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire.

Photo: Darren Vaughan

After a two-hour downpour, water wasn't the only thing blocking Twickenham's roads when this empty skip floated down the street. Photo: Darren Vaughan

Photo: Seth Anderson-Crook

Part of the Piccadilly Line was suspended after heavy rain lead to debris slipping onto the track near Boston Manor. Photo: Seth Anderson-Crook

Photo: Tom Bland

Photographer Tom Bland spotted the change in the weather in Dalston, north London. Tom says the clouds look quite heavenly...

Photo: Tom Bland

...whereas later the clouds became "more foreboding with the church seemingly casting a large shadow."

Photo: Richard Garsthagen

In Ealing in West London, many people had to paddle home from work. Photographer Richard Garsthagen said, "The water is up to the knees at some parts in the street."

Photo: Jon Large

Here, the water laps around the driveways of an estate in Royston in Hertfordshire.

Photo: Joanne Booker

Photographer Joanne Booker from Wantage says "You could hear the air being ripped apart and then there was a giant crash."

Photo: Geoff Penn

Geoff Penn took this photo from the upper floor of his home in Hove, East Sussex.

Photo: Paul Sharp

Paul Sharp says that, after some patience, he managed to take a picture of a dramatic thunderstorm over Southampton. Send your pictures of the storms to: yourpics@bbc.co.uk




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