Slideshow: Thunder, lightning and flooding

It’s been a mixed week of weather, with days of glorious sunshine followed by thunderstorms and torrential rain.

On Tuesday there were several fires caused by lightning strikes, including one at Manor Farm in Stainfield that destroyed a workshop and damaged thousands of pounds worth of hay bales.

Jim Poberezniuk, of Brooklands Way, Bourne, took this photo of a lightning strike on Monday night

Jim Poberezniuk, of Brooklands Way, Bourne, took this photo of a lightning strike on Monday night

There was flooding in Charter Avenue in Market Deeping and our the editorial team for the Rutland and Stamford Mercury, the Rutland Times and The Local had to evacuate our office in Sheep Market, Stamford, after water came through the roof.

We’ve put together a slideshow of some of the pictures taken by readers and our own photographers.