Wirral and Liverpool rattled by huge thunderstorm

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Wirral was hit by a huge thunderstorm tonight after forecasters placed the area on a severe weather warning.

The yellow severe weather warning was in place until 7pm, but the storms didn’t hit until around 9pm.

The Wirral Weather facebook page live streamed the storm on its facebook page which some described as the biggest they had seen in years, which you can watch back below.

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Heavy rain and large flashes of lightning hit the area with many people posting updates to social media.

The Met Office said earlier: “Scattered heavy showers and thunderstorms are likely to develop on Saturday, initially over parts of north Wales and the southern part of northwest England around midday, and then later in the afternoon across Cumbria and the north Pennines.

“Most of these will not last long but could produce 20 mm rain in less than an hour, leading to some localised flooding.

“Lightning strikes and hail will be additional hazards in places. The showers and thunderstorms will slowly die out from the south later this afternoon and through the early evening.”