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Gallery: Spectacular lightning storm strikes Dundee

Gallery: Spectacular lightning storm strikes Dundee

The Dundee skies provided the backdrop for a spectacular lightning show last night as soaring temperatures hit the UK.

The stormy weather struck Dundee, and most other parts of Scotland too, in the early hours of Thursday, July 2.

More than 15,000 lightning bolts struck Scotland in a 34 hour period, making the storm really quite impressive - but don't take our word for it.

Massive forks of lightning resulted in a breathtaking night sky and photographers across the city captured some incredible shots.

Here's a collection of some of the best - but if you've got any more then get in touch via Facebook or Twitter.

  (Shahbaz Majeed/Frame Focus Capture Photography)
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  (Rhea Cruickshank)
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  (Fiona Messeter)
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Above: Taken in Carnoustie

  (Jenny Lilja)
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Above: Taken in Kirriemuir

  (Jay Hill)
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Above: Taken in Arbroath

Wacky weather

Dundee may be known as Scotland's sunniest city, but it does have a history when it comes to strange weather patterns and last year a 'Tay tornado' left residents in a spin.

'Tornado' spotted above Dundee leaves onlookers in a spin

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But despite the dangerous appearance of Thursday's storm, a spokesman for Scotland Hydro Electric Power Distribution said there were no major power cuts.

He said: "We had a few of strikes to the network, lightning from Oban and the Western Isles and Skye to the Highlands and up towards Shetland. We had a few in the Tayside area, too.

“Poles and transformers get struck, putting them out of action. But then the power will re-route around the broken part of the network so the customer may see the lights flicker for a second.

“There were one or two power cuts but they were quite minor. There were a number of re-routes across the network.”

Thanks to everybody who has sent in images so far. If you've got any more you want to share get in touch on Facebook, Twitter or Google+

Header image: Frame Focus Capture Photography.

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