Thunderstorms to end Wirral’s hot spell of weather


Wirral had a welcome return to warmer temperatures on Wednesday as the area enjoyed its hottest weather of the year.

Temperatures reached over 23C with some spots recording much higher readings.

However, there is set to be a thundery breakdown of the warm weather.

Commenting on the risk of thunderstorms on Thursday, Paul continued: “Thursday will be another warm day with hazy sunshine although there is the potential for thunderstorms to develop across England, Wales and southeast Scotland.


“It is across east and southeast England where these are most likely, with frequent lightning, hail and torrential downpours of up to 40mm in a few hours all possible.”

There’s a risk that Wirral could see thunderstorms too during Thursday morning.

Following Thursday’s thunderstorms it’ll turn cooler and more unsettled for everyone, as an Atlantic low pressure moves close to the UK.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Matthew Lehnert, said: “On Friday, a deep area of low pressure will track to the northwest of the UK.

“It will bring a spell of strong winds and a risk of gales to parts of Northern Ireland, northern England and much of Scotland.

“Along with strong winds, it’ll turn showery over the weekend and temperatures much cooler than earlier in the week, returning to around average for this time of year.”