Extremely impressive weather stories
A striking picture taken by our photo gallery editor Ian Loxley features in a new book about extreme weather.
Storm Force, by TV weathermen Michael Fish, Ian McCaskill and Paul Hudson, was published last month to mark the twentieth anniversary of the October 1987 hurricane, which flattened much of south-eastern England.
It uses pictures and news reports from national and regional archives to recall the most amazing episodes of weather that have left trails of death and destruction across the UK.
The book includes Ian’s photograph of lightning, which has also featured on the front cover of the International Journal of Meteorology.