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Video: Lightning strikes an English town 1,000 times in an hour

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A video grab shows Lightning strikes an area in Eastbourne.

A prolific thunderstorm in Eastbourne, a resort town on England, on Wednesday night saw lightning strike around 1,000 times in one hour.

Skies over the seaside town were lit up repeatedly during a storm that spread across large parts of the South East and saw over 40mm of rain fall in some places.

The surge of electricity from the lightning caused some problems with power cuts affecting many houses and traffic lights being knocked out.

Sussex Roads Police urged road users to take care as "significant flooding" hit the A27 and A259 between Lewes and Hastings.

Sussex Roads Police urged road users to take care as "significant flooding" hit the A27 and A259 between Lewes and Hastings.

Further north in Kent, the village of Lenham saw 42mm of rain over the course of the evening.

A yellow weather warning remains in place across the east and south east of England until 9pm tonight.

The Independent