Lightning strikes in the skies above Mansfield and Ashfield

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Days of hot, sunny weather gave way to a spectacular storm on Monday evening and Tuesday morning.

Bolts of lightning lit up the skies and thunder rumbled, while torrential downpours drenched the parched earth.

This picture was taken by Dave Smith from Mansfield. Send your storm pictures to catherine.allen@chad.co.uk or tweet @CatAllenUK