With the weather taking a turn for the worse, locals across Tayside and Fife took to social media to post footage of a thunderstorm which hit the region overnight.
Although the country is in the midst of a heatwave, which has brought abnormally high temperatures to the UK in recent weeks, thunder and lightning moved past both Angus, Dundee and Fife on Thursday evening.
Despite the overnight conditions, parts of Scotland are expected to enjoy highs of up to 26C on Friday.
Blair Durno captured footage of Thursday night’s thunderstorm as it passed over Arbroath at about 10.40pm.
Others took to social media to post videos and photos of the weather.
— ??? Nicki STAN ??? (@4misspinkypink4) July 27, 2018
Cracking thunderstorm going on over Arbroath at the moment.?
— Rod MacDonald (@RoddyFMacDonald) July 26, 2018
Some cool lightning in broughty ferry#Dundee
— weeblackchopper (@weeblackchopper) July 26, 2018
This incredible shot of lightning above the Forth was also captured on Thursday evening.
— Dónal Ferrie ?? ??. ??????? (@mionloch) July 27, 2018
Thunder and lightning with my pal chris at Turnhouse on a break. Lightning heading towards the forth bridges as we speak …… #edinburgh #scotland #turnhouse #thunder #lightning
Posted by Dynamic Edinburgh on Thursday, 26 July 2018
— Pamela Hunter (@pamipandimonium) July 27, 2018
— Pamela Hunter (@pamipandimonium) July 26, 2018
— Séan Dineen (@SeanMDineen) July 26, 2018
Sunny Boy says this is how its looking just now . . . If we’re lucky it’ll just skiff the EASTERN side of #Scotland
— Windy Wilson (@WindyWilson88) July 27, 2018