WATCH: Spectacular video shows nighttime Portsmouth lit up by huge lightning bolt

A short video shows the dramatic moment the whole of Portsmouth was lit up by a massive lightning bolt in the dead of night.

Thursday, 20th July 2017, 9:48 am
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 11:39 am
A screenshot from the video by Wiehan Brink
A screenshot from the video by Wiehan Brink

The film was sent to us by Wiehan Brink, who shot it on Portsdown Hill early yesterday.

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It was taken at the height of the storm captured in readers' pictures and video here and here. The lightning also formed a dramatic backdrop to the Spinnaker Tower, seen in a gallery of pictures by Press Association photographer Steve Parsons.

A screenshot from the video by Wiehan Brink
A screenshot from the video by Wiehan Brink