THIS stunning shot shows Hartlepool at its atmospheric best.
Hartlepool Mail reader Anthony Bate was on the spot when forked lightning struck in the Owton Manor area during the thunderstorms we have had recently. Our thanks go to Anthony for this fantastic shot.
For those of you wondering what the weather holds this week, thunder is on its way back to town.
We can expect thunder showers tomorrow before the weather returns to cloud and rain later in the week.