Stansted brought to partial standstill after thunderstorms hit UK
Up to 20,000 bolts of lightning hit Britain, leaving hundreds of homes without power
Flights from Stansted airport have been delayed, diverted and cancelled after a major thunderstorm battered the UK with up to 20,000 bolts of lightning.
Hundreds of homes were left without power after the humid bank holiday weather broke into an intense four-hour storm across the south of the country late on Saturday night.
@STN_Airport @Ryanair #understaffed on a busy day, causing huge #delays at checkin & security. Passengers rushed to board their flights to find that a lightning strike had taken out the fuel system & all flights are delayed. No warnings on dep. boards & you knew it. #Stansted pic.twitter.com/FcJo7z8p6c
Source: Guardian Transport