The storm has come.
Thunder and lightning struck West Berkshire this evening leaving roads flooded, power cuts and buildings damaged (picture and main image by NewburyToday photographer Phil Cannings)
Lighting tore up the road in Gaywood Drive, Newbury.
And this was Shaw Road earlier.... tweeted to NewburyToday by @JBickerton86
And this was Newbury Station.... tweeted to Newburytoday by @benwood
Traffic lights on the Bear Lane roundabout went out as heavy rain poured and the skies darkened.
Newbury's former BT exchange building took a direct hit.... tweeted to NewburyToday by @ROD558
This was the scene in Donnington... tweeted to Newburytoday by @surroundie
Meanwhile, over in Wash Common (courtesy of @robjdaniels)
A West Berkshire Council meeting was plunged into darkness after a power cut but councillors carried on.