Stunning pictures of lightning in Suffolk after heatwave
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Suffolk was hit by a heavy thunderstorm last night as the sunshine and sweltering conditions from Friday made way for a heavy shower of rain.
Santon Downham in west Suffolk recorded the UK's hottest temperature on Friday at 32.7C, prompting people to head to the beach.
But the weather cooled down throughout Saturday before rain started to fall in the evening.
People in Suffolk have shared their pictures of lightning crackling in the sky.
Speaking on Saturday evening, Met Office meteorologist Becky Mitchell said a cold front from the north was responsible for the sudden temperature shift.
“It felt like it was just getting into summer but it’s cooler now,” she said.
“Lots of places in the UK have seen a temperature drop of about 10 to 15 degrees in some places, which is massive."
The weather is expected to pick up at the start of next week, with highs of 20C likely in Suffolk on Monday.