Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service @HantsIOW_fire ? 53m HIWFRS firefighters are on the scene in Mercia Avenue, Andover. After a house was struck by lightning. Please be advised there is a road closure in place at this incident.

Smoke could be seen billowing from the top of the house in Andover (Picture: Hampshire & Isle of Wight Fire & Rescue Service)

A house in Hampshire has been partially destroyed after being struck by lightning.

Thunderstorms are expected across England all weekend, with the Met Office issuing yellow weather warnings for the whole south coast until Sunday midnight.

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Fire and Rescue Service said firefighters were at the house on Mercia Avenue in Andover, some 30 miles north of Southampton.

The service tweeted a photograph of a two-storey brick house with its roof partially destroyed as smoke blew out the top.

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