Wirral battered by thunderstorm after warm weather and there’s more on the way


Wirral basked in warm temperatures of over 20C on good Friday, which ended in a dramatic way.

Friday evening saw the days nice weather end in heavy rain and a few flashes of lightning and thunder.

The dramatic weather was reported by many readers across Merseyside and the event was captured on home CCTV which can be watched at the top of the page.

There’s more nice weather on the way too as Saturday is forecast to see more temperatures of over 20C with plenty of sunny spells.

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The Met Office say: “After early showers clear, it will be a largely dry and bright day with sunny spells and patchy cloud at times.

“With calm winds it will be another warm day, but less so than of late”. 

“Another largely dry and mild night with calm winds and clear spells. There is a risk of showery rain at times.”

Although the weather will be nice over the weekend people have been told to still stay at hoime and not be tempted do go out.

Do not go out to meet others, even friends or family, as it is possible to spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms.

Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home), always stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people and wash your hands as soon as you return home.