Video: Lightning striking Spinnaker Tower was ‘quite scary’

07/02/17  LC  Charles Dickens great-great grandsons have layed a wreath on his statue in Guildhall Square to mark his anniversary. (left), Gerald Dickens and Ian Dickens  Picture Ian Hargreaves

Charles Dickens remembered in Portsmouth as author turns 205

Have your say

THE young woman who managed to capture a dramatic picture and video of lightning hitting the Spinnaker Tower has admitted it was quite a scary sight to behold.

Lizzie Tubb, who lives in central Gosport, caught on camera lightning bolts striking the famous Portsmouth landmark during Tuesday night’s storm.

Lizzie Tubb's picture of lightning hitting the Spinnaker Tower

Lizzie Tubb's picture of lightning hitting the Spinnaker Tower

Miss Tubb’s picture was uploaded to Twitter by BBC South.

She was in her bedroom when she noticed the flash from the first of four bouts of lightning to strike the Spinnaker Tower, at around 11pm.

Miss Tubb said: ‘I was quite scared of the lightning strike - it was quite a horrible thunder storm.

‘I was not expecting the lightning to hit four times. I had a pretty clear view of it.

‘It was amazing, and pretty cool.’

Video: Lightning hits Spinnaker Tower

New video: Spinnaker Tower struck by lightning

Readers’ pictures slideshow: Hail hits Southsea

Back to the top of the page