This is the electrifying moment lightning filled the sky off Malta as forecasters warn of more thunderstorms ahead.
Photographer Adel Ferrito, 39, from Tarxien grabbed his camera when he heard the loud thunder and lightning early on Friday morning.
He rushed outside to capture the spectacular lightning off the Maltese coast.
Adel told 89.7 Bay that the photos were taken from Mellieha.
The Met Office in Luqa has warned of more thundery showers across Malta and Gozo today and tomorrow.
It said around 7mm of rainfall fell in Selmun and Dingli in the last 24 hours, while Gozo saw around 3mm of rain.
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