This spectacular picture captures the moment Manchester Piccadilly station was struck by a bolt of lightning.

The photograph was taken by Twitter-user @mozza_Leeds as the UK's recent heatwave gave way to heavy storms.

Network Rail confirmed it captured the actual lightning strike on the station.

Inevitably, trains out of Manchester's main railway station ground to a halt as a result.

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The moment lightning struck

Trains were unable to move in or out of the station, with journey times being extended by up to 90 minutes.

A limited amount of replacement road transport was running between Manchester Piccadilly and Manchester Airport.

Meanwhile, the London Eye was lit up by a spectacular bolt of lightning as it was illuminated in red, white and blue to celebrate the arrival of the Royal Baby.

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  • Summer weather July 19th

    Children playing in fountains as they enjoy the continuing hot weather in the City Square, Bradford.

  • Summer weather July 19th

    Children playing in fountains as they enjoy the continuing hot weather in the City Square, Bradford.

  • Wanstead fire

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  • Summer weather July 19th

    Children playing in fountains as they enjoy the continuing hot weather in the City Square, Bradford.

  • Summer weather July 19th

    Swimmers and sunbathers enjoying the hot weather in the mixed bathing ponds of Hampstead Heath, in north London.

  • Wanstead fire

    Firefighters tackle a grass fire on the edge of Epping Forest near Wanstead in north east London.

  • Summer weather July 19th

    Swimmers and sunbathers enjoying the hot weather in the mixed bathing ponds of Hampstead Heath, in north London.

  • Summer weather July 20

    The cappuccino cycle club climb a hill in Harrogate, North Yorkshire as the longest heatwave for seven years is set to continue across Britain - but the blazing temperatures will bring widespread rain and thunderstorms next week.

  • Summer weather July 9

    Sisters Lauren, 23 and Ashley, 25 Johnstone (right) from Gateshead enjoy the heatwave at Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, during the hot weather that the UK has been enjoying which is expected to last into the weekend.

  • Summer weather July 9

    Sisters Lauren, 23 and Ashley, 25 Johnstone (right) from Gateshead enjoy the heatwave at Whitley Bay, North Tyneside, during the hot weather that the UK has been enjoying which is expected to last into the weekend.

  • Summer weather June 20

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  • Heatwave in the UK

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  • Weather June 26th

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  • Summer Weather July 12

    People walk along the dried up bed of the river Hodge Beck in Kirkbymoorside in North Yorkshire as the heatwave continues up and down the country.

  • Summer Weather July 12

    People walk along the dried up bed of the river Hodge Beck in Kirkbymoorside in North Yorkshire as the heatwave continues up and down the country.

  • Summer Weather July 12

    People walk along the dried up bed of the river Hodge Beck in Kirkbymoorside in North Yorkshire as the heatwave continues up and down the country.

  • Summer Weather July 12

    People walk along the dried up bed of the river Hodge Beck in Kirkbymoorside in North Yorkshire as the heatwave continues up and down the country.

  • Summer Weather July 12

    People walk along the dried up bed of the river Hodge Beck in Kirkbymoorside in North Yorkshire as the heatwave continues up and down the country.

  • Summer weather July 16th

    Summer Passmore, two, from Clerkenwell, London, cools off in the pavement fountains at the Royal Academy court yard in central London, as the hot weather continues to cover the UK.

  • Summer weather July 16th

    Summer Passmore, two, from Clerkenwell, London, cools off in the pavement fountains at the Royal Academy court yard in central London, as the hot weather continues to cover the UK.

  • Summer weather July 16th

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  • Summer weather July 16

    American tourists Lyndsey, 20, (left) from Oklahoma and Brooke, 23 from Texas, relax by a fountain in Trafalgar Square, London as the hot weather is set to continue for the rest of the week.

  • Summer weather July 16th

    Summer Passmore, two, from Clerkenwell, London, cools off in the pavement fountains at the Royal Academy court yard in central London, as the hot weather continues to cover the UK.

  • Summer weather July 15th

    A visitor to Green Park, London, enjoys the Summer weather.

  • Summer weather July 15th

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    Visitors to Green Park, London, enjoy the Summer weather.

  • Summer weather July 16

    People relax in deck chairs in St.James Park, central London as the hot weather is set to continue for the rest of the week.

  • Summer weather July 16th

    A man relaxes in the hot weather in Victoria Tower Gardens in London.

  • Summer weather July 16th

    A man relaxes in the hot weather in Victoria Tower Gardens in London.

  • Summer weather July 16

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  • Summer weather July 15th

    A man and woman stand on a narrow boat in the River Thames near Penton Hook, Surrey, as the hot weather continues across the UK.

  • Summer weather July 16

    People cool down in the fountain at Trafalgar Square, London as the hot weather is set to continue for the rest of the week.

  • Summer weather July 16th

    People relaxing in the hot weather in Victoria Tower Gardens in London.

  • Summer weather July 16th

    People relaxing in the hot weather in Victoria Tower Gardens in London.

  • Summer weather July 15th

    A young woman walks through a field of linseed in Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire.

  • Summer weather July 15th

    A young woman walks through a field of linseed in Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire.

  • Summer weather July 15th

    A young woman walks through a field of linseed in Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire.

  • Summer weather July 15th

    A young woman sits in a field of linseed in Fenny Drayton, Leicestershire.

  • Summer weather July 15th

    Punt Chauffeurs Flo Esplin (left), 18, and Hannah Taylor, 20, enjoy the summer sunshine as they take a break between trips on the river Cam in Cambridge.

  • Summer weather July 15th

    Punt Chauffeurs Flo Esplin (left), 18, and Hannah Taylor, 20, enjoy the summer sunshine as they take a break between trips on the river Cam in Cambridge.

  • Summer weather July 15th

    A visitor to Green Park, London, enjoys the Summer weather.

  • Summer weather July 15th

    A woman relaxing on a park bench in the hot weather in Regent's Park, central London.

  • Summer weather July 15th

    A man sunbathing in the hot weather in Little Venice, west London.

  • Summer weather July 15th

    Punt Chauffeurs Hannah Taylor, 20, and Flo Esplin (right), 18, enjoy the summer sunshine as they take a break between trips on the river Cam in Cambridge.

  • Summer weather July 15th

    Punt Chauffeur Flo Esplin, 18, enjoys the summer sunshine as she takes a break between trips on the river Cam in Cambridge.

  • Summer Weather July 6

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  • Summer Weather July 14

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