For a brief period this afternoon, parts of South London were deluged by a freak hailstorm. Readers have been sending in pictures.

©Anthony Beck, Fulham.

"Really large pieces of hail the size of 20 pence pieces tore through the sky" - Olivia Young, Battersea

Diederic Cook, Parsons Green: "Thunder, lightning and the most incredible hailstorm I have ever seen."

©John Ellis.
July in Shamrock Street, Clapham.