In pictures: Your best photos as incredible thunderstorm sees lightning strike across Wakefield, Pontefract and Castleford

There was excitement in the Wakefield district last night, as a huge thunderstorm arrived, bringing with it loud cracks of thunder and stunning flashes of lightning.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 11:07 am
Updated Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 11:08 am
There was excitement in the Wakefield district last night, as a huge thunderstorm arrived, bringing with it loud cracks of thunder and stunning flashes of lightning.

And for many, the storm was the perfect opportunity to test out their photography skills. Did you capture any photos of the storm last night? Send us your best photos on Twitter and Facebook for a chance to be featured in future galleries.

Richard Allen sent in this perfectly-timed shot of a bolt of lightning over the Pinders Heath estate.
The sky glowed an eerie purple in this photo from Jade Mitchell.

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Lyndsey Singh captured a stunning flash of lightning on camera.
Night looked like day for Sophie Wood as the storm passed overhead.
And a huge bolt of lightning struck the ground just as Christine Wilkes snapped this photo.
Lightning as seen through a rainy window, captured by Lee.
They say lightning doesn't strike the same place twice, but how about two bolts at once? Amy Foxcroft certainly got lucky with this photo.
You'd hardly believe that it was the middle of the night when Jenni Millburn took these photos.
Tracy Goodwin sent in this incredible photo of lightning flashing over her street.
A bolt of lightning flashes through the sky over Wakefield.
A huge bolt of lightning struck the ground just as Coleen Clayphon took this photo.
Rob Wood captured a lightning strike in stages with a beautiful series of photos.
Talk about timing! Trace Millington picked just the right angle to watch the storm.