Edinburgh thunderstorms and flood risk RECAP: Cars stranded in floodwater - City centre roads gridlocked - Church evacuated

Traffic across Edinburgh ground to a halt this evening due to thunderstorms which brought flooding across the city.

Lightning and flooding had hit Edinburgh this afternoon.
Lightning and flooding had hit Edinburgh this afternoon.

Cars were stranded in floodwater at a roundabout near Edinburgh Airport, the city centre was gridlocked, and St Cuthbert's Church was evacuated during a Fringe show because of a suspected lightning strike.