Spectacular lightning storm captured over Huntingdonshire but area escapes worst of the weather

Lightning over St Neots captured by Roger Skillin

Lightning over St Neots captured by Roger Skillin - Credit: Archant

Huntingdonshire escaped the worst of the rain overnight as thunderstorms swept through Cambridgeshire.

Lightning over St Neots captured by Roger Skillin

Lightning over St Neots captured by Roger Skillin - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue Service said that, between midnight and 5am, on Friday, it responded to six incidents of flooding across the county where it was able to pump water.

A further 42 calls were received during the same time period but the service said it did not attend as there was “no risk to life”.

Crews were still in Cambridge at 9am on Friday to help pump water from businesses and there was also disruption on rail lines between Ipswich and Ely because of signal failure caused by lightning strikes.

Flooding in the basement at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, in Cambridge, lead to officials cancelling some elective operations, while visitors considering travelling to accident and emergency were advised to “seek alternative care if possible”.


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Although there were some spectacular images of lightning captured in the skies over Huntingdonshire, particularly in St Neots by Roger Skillin, there were no reports of any disruption owing to heavy rainfall.

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