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Storm over Sandown Bay taken from Brading Down on the Isle of Wight captured by photographer Jamie Russell (36) from Shanklin, Isle of Wight.<br />
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The dramatic weather conditions formed as warm air clashed with a cold front moving in over the country.

The storms marked the end of a mini heatwave which culminated in the hottest day of the year so far yesterday (Mon) with temperatures hitting a sultry 26 degrees in the south east.