Lightning and thunder storms cause havoc across Newham

Pictures of the storm on Sunday night, taken in Bow. Picture: Phil Verney

Pictures of the storm on Sunday night, taken in Bow. Picture: Phil Verney - Credit: Archant

Lightning and thunderstorms are causing havoc across the capital.

The fire brigade has responded to more than 65 calls between 13.15pm and 14.42pm, including one of a stranded car in Stratford.

Firefighters rescued four people from two cars when their vehicles became flooded in Temple Mills Lane at 13.48pm.

The incident was resolved within 40 minutes.

Elsewhere, there have been reports of a lightning strike in Silvertown.

A fallen tree in Churston Avenue , Plaistow. Picture: Samad Chowdhury

A fallen tree in Churston Avenue , Plaistow. Picture: Samad Chowdhury - Credit: Archant


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London City Airport has also tweeted to say that some flights are disrupted, and passengers should check with their airline before travelling.

Send in your pictures and videos of the storms or floods to rhiannon.long@archant.co.uk.

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