SUSSEX has been hit by a second night of storms and forecasters are predicting more.
About 36,000 lightning strikes hit Britain over the course of 12 hours, with the Met Office issuing a second yellow weather warning in as many days due to thunderstorms.
Leah Parkes caught part of the lightning as it streaked across the sky in Woodingdean while firefighters were called to Littlehampton after a house was struck by lightning during the storm.
Firefighters from West Sussex Fire and Rescue were called to The Estuary just after 10.30pm last night, with four fire engines from Littlehampton, East Preston and Worthing attending the incident.
Thermal imaging cameras, nozzles and hose reels were deployed to one home to examine the source of smoke from the property and to dampen the area.
A fire service spokeswoman said: “At 10.37pm last night, September 5, we were called to a house in The Estuary, Littlehampton, which had been struck by lightning.
“The joint fire control dispatched four fire engines from Littlehampton, East Preston and Worthing and a turntable ladder platform from Worthing to the scene.
“Upon arrival, crews found smoke in the loft compartment and firefighters wearing breathing apparatus used hose reels, nozzles and thermal imaging cameras to examine the source of the smoke and contain the area.
“Crews left the scene around 1:15 a.m. and there were no injuries involved.”
The incident came a day after a trampoline was thrown into the air and became wedged between two properties and after lightning was spotted near Brighton Marina.
More storms are forecast across Sussex over the next few days, bringing the summer to an abrupt end and not expecting a return to calmer conditions until the weekend.
https://www.theargus.co.uk/news/20970752.sussex-battered-second-night-thunderstorms/?ref=rss Sussex is hit by the second stormy night