PICTURES: Amazing winter thunderstorm batters Wirral

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Flashes of lightning, air temperature dropping, insanely loud bangs and heavy hail storms.

It all happened on Wirral overnight as people were woke up by what one resident described as “an insanely loud bang”.

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People flocked to social media to report the noise which even had me fearing the worst, we checked the lightning radar which showed it struck over Birkenhead area.

This morning the drama continued as heavy hail and more lightning lit up the freezing skies over Wirral.

The Met Office say that today will be “a colder day than yesterday, with frequent showers feeding in from the west.

“These at times heavy, with hail and thunder, and wintry at times over high ground. Breezy, particularly near the coast, the temperature will be 6c”

Check out some of the pictures below from the storm:

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