How long will the hot weather and thunderstorms last on Wirral ?

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It’s been a hot few days on Wirral thanks to warm continental air raising the temperatures across the UK.

On Thursday clear sunny spells meant that temperatures reached over 26C across the area.

Temperatures will continue to be warm through Friday with highs of 25C, which will be the last of the hot weather.

Over the weekend temperatures will drop to 21C with the risk of rain making it feel noticeably cooler.

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A forecaster at the Met Office says: “Sunny spells and the occasional shower on Saturday.

“These showers should intensify through Sunday and Monday, potentially turning thundery. Less hot then previous days, but still warm and humid throughout.”

With the hot weather has come a threat of thunderstorms and Wirral has seen a few of these over the last few days.

On Wednesday stunning pictures and videos show lightning racing across the sky over noctorum and the Albert Dock.

Wirral had been placed on an amber severe weather warning for thunderstorms, which warned of frequent lightning and heavy rain.

READ MORE: Spectacular lightning display captured over Wirral and Liverpool

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The severe weather is expected to last until Monday next week, with further thunderstorms expected to break out.

The current hot weather creates ideal conditions for thunderstorms. Chief Meteorologist Frank Saunders says: “Up until Monday Thunderstorm warnings cover much of England and Wales, with parts of southern England and South Wales seeing the greatest likelihood of impacts.

“The storms will not affect all areas, but where they happen there will be frequent lightning, gusty winds and intense, heavy downpours with 30 to 40mm of rain possible in less than an hour and, in a few unlucky spots, a small chance of 60 mm falling in a short period.

“With the continuing hot weather, large swathes of the UK continue to be at risk from thunderstorms, and potentially the impacts from heavy rain, into the early part of next week.”