LIGHTNING illuminated the sky once more as violent thunderstorms struck the country. 

Daily Echo: Lightning over Southampton Docks by James Leslie-William OliverLightning over Southampton Docks by James Leslie-William Oliver

Thunderstorms rolled back to Southampton Wednesday evening for the second time in a week.

Daily Echo: Lightning in Southampton by Simon WoodwardLightning in Southampton by Simon Woodward

According to the Met Office, provisionally over 28,000 lightning strikes were recorded across the UK, English Channel and near continent in the “past 24 hours.”

Daily Echo: Lightning at Priddy's Hard by Alison TreacherLightning at Priddy's Hard by Alison Treacher

Mother nature’s second show of the week was enjoyed by residents across Hampshire who snapped shots of the spectacular scene.

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Snappers from the New Forest, Southampton, and Romsey have shared their stunning images with us.

Daily Echo: Lightning in Romsey by John TurnerLightning in Romsey by John Turner

More pictures can be viewed in the gallery at the top of this article.

A yellow weather warning was in place from 7pm on Wednesday, May 18 until 3am Thursday, May 19.

But things have brightened up this week with the sun making a reapparance.