WATCH: Dramatic videos and pictures of last night’s thunderstorms in Suffolk
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Suffolk watched on as thunder and lightning swept across the county last night with many capturing footage of the dramatic sight.
There were incredible scenes as hundreds of lightning strikes were seen across the county, with strikes recorded from Ipswich to the Suffolk coast.
While they produced some stunning images, UK Power Networks reported power cuts last night caused by faults in high voltage overhead and underground electricity wires.
Most of the cuts were short-lived, with power returned fairly quickly.
The Met Office had issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms from 3pm yesterday following a heatwave which saw the region experience some of its highest temperatures ever.
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A somewhat cooler day is in store today following yesterday's sweltering heat.
Highs of 37.7C were recorded in Writtle near Chelmsford on Thursday - smashing the previous record temperature for Essex of 36.1C which was set at Halstead Brewery in 1932.
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In Suffolk, temperatures approached the record set in 2003 of 37.3C at Cavendish near Sudbury but ended up 1C short at 36.3C in Santon Downham, near Thetford.
Regional forecasters Weatherquest, said Friday's weather would be much cooler than the sweltering temperatures experienced in the last few days.
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