Slow motion video shows the breathtaking moment lightning strikes during freak Scottish storm

A dramatic slow motion video shows the moment lightning strikes Edinburgh during a freak thunderstorm this afternoon.

Wednesday, 7th August 2019, 7:36 pm
Edinburgh has been hit by thunder and lightning this afternoon.

The lightning bolt over the west of the city was captured from The Scotsman offices at Orchard Brae House.

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Watch as freak heavy downpour and hail batters Edinburgh

The Met Office has issued a yellow "be aware" warning for thunderstorms and heavy rain in Edinburgh and the Lothians, in place until 10pm on Wednesday.

Edinburgh has been hit by thunder and lightning this afternoon.

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