Wirral battered by thunderstorms and there’s more on the way

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Wirral was battered by Thunderstorms through Monday night and there’s more on the way.

Thunderstorms brought heavy rain, thunder and lightning and many readers sent us their dramatic pictures and videos.

Wirral is under yellow weather warning for thunderstorms until Thursday as more severe weather is expected.

Heavy rain could lead to some flooding of houses over the next few days as up to 80 mm of rain could fall in just three hours.

Damage to buildings and power cuts could occur where there are lightning strikes and hail.

A forecaster at the Met Office said: “Whilst many parts will see a good deal of dry weather, areas of thunderstorms are likely to develop over parts of the UK or nearby continent, and will generally track north or north-westwards, potentially affecting many parts of the UK at some point.

“Eastern Scotland looks most at risk during the early hours of Wednesday, then southern parts of the UK see the risk increasing later in the day.

“Where the storms occur the will be intense. Rainfall totals of 30-40 mm could fall in an hour, with some locations potentially receiving 60-80 mm in 3 hours, although these will be fairly isolated. Large hail, frequent lightning and gusty winds will be additional hazards.

“Areas of thunderstorms are expected to develop over parts of England and Wales during Thursday.

“Some intense thunderstorms may occur, in some instances associated with torrential rain, large hail and frequent lightning, as well as strong gusty winds.

“Rainfall totals of 20-30 mm could fall in an hour, with some locations potentially receiving 40-60 mm in 3 hours, although these will be fairly isolated.”