Big bangs heard in north Norfolk

 
	Lightning striking Dereham windmill, after new sails are erected. 
Lightning striking Dereham windmill, after new sails are erected.

Thursday, March 27, 2014
8:54 PM

A series of big bangs have been reported in north Norfolk tonight, which caused a Twitter storm.

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Reports began coming in around 8pm after people in the Cromer and Sheringham areas took to social networks to find the cause of a number of loud bangs.

People suggested that it could have been a sonic boom or even a meteor fireball. However, many north Norfolk residents confirmed later that it was a thunder and lightning storm.

Chris Bell, of the University of East Anglia-based Weatherquest, said on Twitter at 8.40pm: “I can confirm...thunderstorms on-going across Norfolk at the moment.”

Jono Read, of Holt, on Twitter added: “We had one large flash of lightning followed by an unusually loud bang of thunder. Bit of rain and all is quiet again.”

Coral Lewis added: “It’s thundering really loudly here in Cromer. I’ve got a perfect view! It lasted for ages! Shook our flat. It’s gone out to sea now.”

Kate Royall, from Cromer, added: “I only heard it once, it was really bizarre, like a low lying boom!”

14 comments

  • What a dull story this is, totally agree with last comment, Normal for norfolk?!?

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    Barny

    Friday, March 28, 2014

  • seriously concerning that this caused a twotter storm, i read the headline and knew it was thunder, what with there being a storm this evening ?!?

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    Mat Jarrett

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Loud Bangs? Did the flashes of lightning not give it away? Or maybe they just have noisey Neighbours

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    RoadWarrior

    Friday, March 28, 2014

  • Only in Norfolk does a thunderstorm makes the news!! Are we really this backward?

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    Toxteth O'Grady

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • You'll soon get the hang of it Piranha.

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    backwoodsman

    Friday, March 28, 2014

  • Why does it state that lightening strike Dereham windmill when clearly it didn't?

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    Lynda

    Friday, March 28, 2014

  • Slow news day eh? Put Mustard TV on the case...........

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    scutty of the yard

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Why is gossip on Twitter now considered to be news? I think the journalist who is responsible for this article should be named!

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    Hugh

    Friday, March 28, 2014

  • Perhaps these 'Big Bangs' will have the same effect as the last one, and herald the start of life in our little universe.

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    backwoodsman

    Friday, March 28, 2014

  • Define Twitter storm... 100... 200,000,000... needs to be more frankly. But like some say, looking and listening better than twit-tapping.

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    Richard Woods

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

  • Maybe it was the wrath of some god who saw the stupid crossing the council have sanctioned in Cromer

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    weaversway

    Monday, March 31, 2014

  • WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH. Thought I'd join in with the rest of you.

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    Piranha24

    Friday, March 28, 2014

  • No the Russians then

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    spark

    Friday, March 28, 2014

  • that lightning is not hitting the windmill, its behind it....and its not even panto season

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    Skip

    Thursday, March 27, 2014

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