This was the moment a bolt of lightning lit up the skies over Glasgow in the latest twist of Scotland's washout summer.
The brilliant flash was snapped from STV's headquarters, across the River Clyde from the iconic Finnieston Crane and the SECC.
Forecasters have issued an amber alert for heavy rain as unsettled weather sweeps across the country.
The Met Office said slow-moving heavy downpours were likely to develop over southern areas towards the end of Friday and warned people to be prepared for flooding.
The heavy rain is likely to last into the early hours of Saturday. Winds of up to 50mph are also expected.
East Lothian has been badly affected by the heavy rain, with many railway lines and roads forced to close. Find out more about what is affected in the story below.
- Storms lead to flooding, power cuts and traffic chaos in East Lothian
- Police headquarters struck by lightning
- Lightning strike kills cows in East Lothian
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