Hundreds of rail travellers were delayed in and out of Huddersfield because of a lightning strike.

Lightning hit signalling equipment near Marsden yesterday afternoon and meant severe disruption on the Huddersfield to Manchester lines.

Twitter user @pipzstar tweeted this picture of a huge lightning strike captured yesterday afternoon.

Others replied saying they'd been stuck on trains because of it.

Some services had be halted and no trains were able to run from Huddersfield and Marsden in the Manchester-bound direction for a time.

Northern Rail was inundated with tweets from disgruntled railway passengers unhappy about cancellations.

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Services got back to normal by early evening.

Meanwhile, there was an impressive show of thunder and lightning across Manchester - watch it here.

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It doesnt look like we'll be seeing an end to the bad weather any time soon - click here for a thunder and lightning report!