Lightning storm over Metro Vancouver's mountains provides natural fireworks (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

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Following a spectacular sunset on Thursday night, Metro Vancouver residents were given a spectacular natural fireworks show set over the region’s North Shore mountains.

Locals captured stunning photos and videos of the heat lightning in the distance behind Cypress, Grouse and Seymour mountains. The flashes of bright light began at approximately 9:30 p.m.

Image: J-R-G via Reddit/Imgur

SEE ALSO: 20 stunning photos of Thursday's sunset in Vancouver

Over the past few days, the local mountains stretching all the way to Whistler have been bombarded with single-cell, air mass thunderstorms.

More thunderstorms are in the forecast for Squamish and Whistler today and tomorrow.

The best of tonight’s shots from the incredible storm over the mountains #Vancouverbc #vancouverisawesome #lightning #huffpostbc

A video posted by NinaNoot- Purveyor of Cute (@ninanoot) on

Watching the lightning storm over the mountains #lightning #rollingthunder #storm #vancity #vancouver #mountains

A video posted by Samantha C Smith (@sammaftw) on

Just some #lightning. 2 separate strikes but they almost look the same. #slomo

A video posted by Chris VanderKooi (@chrisvanderkooi) on

A little light show over #vancity tonight. #tropicalstorm #lightning

A video posted by Greg Bartels (@gabfilms) on

Where’d Ya go little lightning bolt?!?!???!!! #lightning #convertiballin #storm #vancouver

A video posted by Nikitas Reason (@nikitanation) on

pink thunder #mothernature #vancouver

A video posted by – ram – (@ramificationss) on

A rare lightning storm in Vancouver. #lightning #vancouver #nofilter

A photo posted by Michaela (@mnd01) on

I’m still a little bit afraid of lightning storms… #vscocam #Vancouver #lightning

A photo posted by Emma Fennell (@emmacfennell) on

More Lightning over the North Shore #Vancouver #Vancity #lovethiscity #vancitybuzz #yvr

A photo posted by Huss (@huss_dhanji) on

Lightning over the #northshore #vancouver

A photo posted by @davedc70 on

Lightning over the North Shore #Vancouver #Vancity #yvr

A photo posted by Huss (@huss_dhanji) on

A rare lightning storm in Vancouver. #lightning #vancouver #nofilter

A photo posted by Michaela (@mnd01) on

I’m still a little bit afraid of lightning storms… #vscocam #Vancouver #lightning

A photo posted by Emma Fennell (@emmacfennell) on

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