@JoBlytheTV just took this slo mo from my garden in Bamber Bridge. #Lightening #Storm pic.twitter.com/WS8tFQiM8FAdvertisement
— MarkyMark (@markatky) July 1, 2015
After the hottest day of the year Preston is being battered by a lightning storm.
The skies above the city and surrounding area are seeing an enormous thunder storm.
Epic #lightning in #preston! Scarily close too! Awesome forks & sheet at the end of the video! @blogpreston #storm ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/RXMNcnVVrq
— Louise Hogg (@Curly__lou) July 1, 2015
Prestonians have been taking to social media after being woken up by the storm.
— Lou Taylor (@louisetaylor) July 1, 2015
The Met Office say it is likely to be over just before midnight on Wednesday.
Temperatures have reached around 32 degrees in Preston and across the county during Wednesday.