VIDEO: Dramatic moment lightning strikes just inches away from a Wirral petrol station

This unbelievable footage was captured during last nights dramatic storm on Merseyside.

The lighting was captured on video by Robbie Williams from Moreton, Wirral.

As he began to record the worst of the storm a bolt of lightning appears to strike a tree just inches away from the nearby petrol station.

READ MORE: Merseyside battered by torrential rain & thunderstorms on Saturday night

Night turns to day in Moreton, Wirral

Night turns to day in Moreton, Wirral

Robbie said: “it made me jump a little, but mainly because I didn’t expect it and I was about to put the camera down.

He added: “I’ve lived in Italy and witnessed the same kind of thing most weeks, but it was just pretty cool to watch”.

Lightning strike captured on camera

Lightning strike captured on camera

Yesterday the Met Office had issued severe weather warnings for the area as there was a risk of thunder, lightning, heavy rain and hail.

There were reports of flooding across the region as the storms hit, Spital Dam in Bromborough was one of the areas impacted by flooding.

Police closed off streets and roads as the area became completely inaccessible due to the torrential rain.

Spital dam cordoned off by police. Credit: Kirsty Bakstad.

Spital dam cordoned off by police. Credit: Kirsty Bakstad.

Check out more dramatic footage of the storm that we were sent by Facebook and twitter followers below:

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