Hot weather set to return to Wirral next week


Following a week of thunderstorms and heavy rain, this weekend will stay unsettled with further showers and spells of rain in places, before warm and dry weather arrives next week. 

Thunderstorms have battered Wirral for much of the week which has created some of the best storms in years.

Although lightning created some spectacular scenes at times, it wasn’t good news for one Wirral household.

One property in Thingwall on Wirral was hit by a bolt of lightning on Tuesday, which caused it to burst into flames.

People in the area reported a huge bang followed by the sound car alarms, some residents reported blown electrics and interruption to TV and internet signal.

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Luckily everyone made it out of the house with no injuries.

But the weather is set to change for the best, warmer air will arrive next week causing temperatures to rise.

Temperatures will rise next week with a warm and dry spell in store for much of the UK.

Wednesday is looking like the warmest day of the week for Wirral when temperatures could hit 25C.

Deputy Chief Meteorologist, Martin Young, said: “By the middle of next week we’ll see temperatures across much of England and Wales widely climbing into the mid to high twenties Celsius and it will probably be hot in parts of southern and eastern England, as temperatures peak close to 30 Celsius.

“It’s possible Northern Ireland and Scotland will join the rest of the country in seeing a spell of warmer weather later next week, as this hot air from the continent extends northwards across the UK. 

Martin continued: “We’re keeping a close eye on the possibility of severe thunderstorms developing later next week too, triggered by the warm continental air.”