Flash Of Colour – Striking pictures show flash of lightning piercing through double rainbow

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This stunning photo shows a fork of lightning piercing through the sky against the backdrop of a double rainbow.

Stunning photos show a fork of lightning piercing through the sky against the backdrop of a double rainbow.

The striking photographs were captured as heavy rain, thunder and lightning hit the country on Saturday evening after a sunny afternoon.

The two rainbows arched across the sky over Somerset as the weather turned stormy.

This stunning photo shows a fork of lightning piercing through the sky against the backdrop of a double rainbow. (SWNS / Paul Gibbard)
This stunning photo shows a fork of lightning piercing through the sky against the backdrop of a double rainbow. (SWNS / Paul Gibbard) 

And wedding photographer Paul Gibbard, a member of Somerset Camera Club, was quick to grab his iPhone 8 and snap the stunning shots from his back garden.

The 46-year-old, from Bridgwater, said: “We were actually running a bit late to go out to a party, and my wife was getting a bit annoyed because I was standing there taking photos.

“But it was definitely worth it,” he added.

A local weather station in nearby Brent Knoll recorded a peak temperature of 24.2°C (75.5°F) in Somerset on Saturday afternoon.

During the evening, the humidity led to thunder and lightning – coinciding with the dazzling double rainbow.

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