‘War of the worlds’ lightning storm lights up Merseyside sky

'War of the worlds' lightning storm lights up Merseyside sky

An incredible lightning storm lit up the sky above Merseyside as thousands were kept up late by the huge flashes and rumbling thunder.

The lightning was described as something from “War of the Worlds” as many people took to social media to share their pictures and amazing video.

Many people expressed how “amazing” the storm was after it was felt in every corner of the region.

On Twitter, one user even expressed that the storm was so huge it didn’t seem normal.

Paige tweeted: “This even normal?. Global warming or war of the worlds?”

Jamie Carter also captured stunning footage of the storm from his home in Kirkby.

The storm came after two yellow weather warnings were issued by the Met Office for thunder and lightning storms on Monday and Tuesday.

Earlier on Monday evening, a few flashes of light were seen above Liverpool but after a quick downpour it seemed like the storm had passed.

But from 11pm onwards, the skies were lit up again as people made sure to capture the experience on video.

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Monday night’s storm is expected to carry on through the night until around 9am on Tuesday morning.

There is expected then to be a bit of relief from the storms in the afternoon up until 7pm when they are predicted to begin again until 1am.

On Wednesday most of the day appears to be without thunderstorms, up until 11pm at night when they are forecast to start again.

From midnight until 6am thundery showers are predicted, followed by rain until 11am when the storms will start again and run right through into Friday morning.

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Friday is currently not covered by a weather warning, however according to forecasters there will be thunder and lightning through until 7am.

A spokesperson for the MET office said: “Some places are likely to see severe thunderstorms on Monday- but there is significant uncertainty in location and timing.”

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