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It has been reported that hailstones of the size of golf balls lashed the British north east with over 19,000 lightning strikes reported.
Forecasters expect rain will begin to fall in the capital and south east during this afternoon and warn the stormy conditions could last until Saturday - with a weather warning for heavy rain in place for northern England today and an alert issued for all of England and Wales tomorrow.
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