Overnight storms led to flooding in Kent, road closures, and major railway disruption for commuters during the morning rush hour.
Kent fire crews received more than 70 calls after the floods. In Canterbury, the council delivered sandbags to 30 homes and pumped water from a car park.
|Kent fire crews received more than 70 calls after the downpours
Southeastern railway services were hit by cancellations after lightning hit a signal box in the Folkestone area.
And roads were closed in Dover, Hawkinge, and Alkham, Kent Police said.