PHOTOS: Lightning over the Illawarra

The region’s skies lit up over the weekend with storms full of thunder and lightning.

Lightning flashes over Shellharbour on Sunday night. Picture: SHARON GREIG

Lightning flashes over Shellharbour on Sunday night. Picture: SHARON GREIG

The skies over Lake Illawarra on Sunday night. Picture: CHRISTOPHER CHAN

The skies over Lake Illawarra on Sunday night. Picture: CHRISTOPHER CHAN

The skies over Lake Illawarra on Sunday night. Picture: CHRISTOPHER CHAN

The skies over Lake Illawarra on Sunday night. Picture: CHRISTOPHER CHAN

Lightning lashes out across the sky over Oak Flats. Picture: DARREN MALONE

Lightning lashes out across the sky over Oak Flats. Picture: DARREN MALONE

Storm clouds build over Oak Flats on Sunday afternoon.  Picture: DARREN MALONE

Storm clouds build over Oak Flats on Sunday afternoon. Picture: DARREN MALONE

Storm clouds build over Oak Flats on Sunday afternoon.  Picture: DARREN MALONE

Storm clouds build over Oak Flats on Sunday afternoon. Picture: DARREN MALONE

While most of us stayed inside where it was dry and warm, some hardier souls ventured out with a camera to record nature’s light show.

Here’s a selection of the amazing images they captured.

If you want to share your images, email them to scoop@illawarramercury.com.au

The Sunday night lightning show from Austinmer Beach. Picture: stephenjarrettphotography.com

The Sunday night lightning show from Austinmer Beach. Picture: stephenjarrettphotography.com

The Sunday night lightning show from Austinmer Beach. Picture: stephenjarrettphotography.com

The Sunday night lightning show from Austinmer Beach. Picture: stephenjarrettphotography.com

A shot of the Sunday night storm from a member of the Illawarra Stormchasers. Picture: DAVID METCALF

A shot of the Sunday night storm from a member of the Illawarra Stormchasers. Picture: DAVID METCALF

Lightning strikes in plenty of places in this shot from Sunday's storms. Picture: DAVID METCALF

Lightning strikes in plenty of places in this shot from Sunday's storms. Picture: DAVID METCALF

A scene from Sunday night's storm. Picture: DAVID METCALF

A scene from Sunday night's storm. Picture: DAVID METCALF

A scene from Sunday night's storm. Picture: DAVID METCALF

A scene from Sunday night's storm. Picture: DAVID METCALF