Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower Hit During Freak Storms

The Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth has been struck by lightning during a freak storm this morning (Thursday 18 September).

Portsmouth Spinnaker Tower lightning

People across Hampshire and parts of Dorset were caught out by the huge, unexpected thunder storms from around 10am.

Two houses and a Co-op store were also hit by lightning in Ryde on the Isle of Wight. The chimney stacks of a home in High Park Road and another in Hill Street were both stuck.

There are no reports of any injuries.

(Photo: Mathew Buxey)

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