Storms cause damage and flooding across the area

Firefighters called to Colley Rise in Lyddington to tackle bales of hay caught on fire by a lightning strike
Firefighters called to Colley Rise in Lyddington to tackle bales of hay caught on fire by a lightning strike
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Thunderstorms have caused damage and disruption across the area today (Tuesday).

A fire crew was called to put out hay bales set alight by lightning strikes in a field at Colley Rise in Lyddington. Reader Jeremy Rider sent in a photo of fire crews putting out the blaze.

Flooding in Charter Avenue, Market Deeping

Flooding in Charter Avenue, Market Deeping

Lightning has damaged a church in Teigh, near Ashwell in Rutland.

A bolt of lighting has reportedly knocked the pinnacle and weather vane off the tower of Holy Trinity Church and caused damage to the ceiling inside.

Eight fire crews were called to a barn and workshop fire in Stainfield near Morton at about 4pm this morning following a lightning strike.

One crew is still on the scene. About 400 bales were destroyed in the fire.

And Nepenthe Recording Studios in Park Street, King’s Cliffe, was also hit by lightning overnight.

Owner Spike Nepenthe was working late when the building was struck. He said: “There was a loud crack and the power went straight off.

“I couldn’t get it back working again. It seemed to be the breaker on the fuse box that went.

“Everything seems to be okay this morning. We’re not the tallest building but we do have trees overhanging which could have been hit.

“When it hit my hair was standing on end and everything was glowing for a couple of seconds. It was confusing more than anything.”

Meanwhile Charter Avenue in Market Deeping, pictured inset, has flooded at the junction with Godsey Lane following a downpour.

More rain and possible thunder and lightning storms are expected this afternoon according to weather forecasts, with it clearing up this evening,

Have you got any pictures or information about incidents caused by the storms? Contact us at smeditor@stamfordmercury.co.uk