In Pictures: Cooling down as temperatures edge up

July 23, 2019

The UK was enjoying another balmy day, with the prospect of temperatures hitting a record for the time of year. But thunderstorms were forecast for the evening, with a yellow severe weather warning covering most of England, Wales and Scotland from 6pm on Tuesday until 9am on Wednesday.


In Pictures: Colourful spectacle as fireworks teams fight it out

July 21, 2019

The Yorkshire sky was awash with a kaleidoscope of colours as three teams competed against each other in a fireworks extravaganza on Saturday night. The event – organised by Firework Champions – sees audience members vote for their favoured display, with the first of six competitions held at Newby Hall, Ripon.


In pictures: Lightning strikes the north-east

June 29, 2019

People across the north-east have managed to catch a lightning strike on camera. The Met Office issued a warning earlier today about a “surge of frequent lightning activity”.  Here are some of the best photographs we’ve seen so far: