Although thankfully the storm didn't quite work together to cause mass destruction it still caused havoc across the county.
I was woken just before 7am to the rumbling sounds of thunder very close by and within seconds the gap in the curtains was illuminating the room from the lightening outside. I work in an office near Falmouth so had a good drive ahead of me and setting off following the A30 westbound I was heading towards the darkest of clouds. This cloud was like nothing I've seen before, Probably because i'm too scared to go out in storms but this morning I had to get to work. As a drove along the A30 through the middle of Cornwall I could see a glimpse of blue sky to the south of the county but to the North and towards Newquay the sky was a mix of dark deep purple, with hints of pink coming up underneath from the rising sun. As I drove further the cloud engulfed the area and it was getting darker and darker. Then there was the loudest clap of thunder and a streak of lightening in front of me, letting out a shrill as I hate lightening I gripped the steering wheel tightly and continued my journey into work. More lightening burst across the skies and then the heavens opened, I can only describe what i experienced as a cloud burst, literally in a split second it went from dry to completely white roads covered in hail. The hail was not only so fast falling that it completely covered the road but it also created torrents of thick white ice rushing down the gulleys in the road.