A video taken by Stephen Melling shows the incredible thunder and lightning over Preston this evening.
Earlier today, the Met Office issued a weather warning that stated thunder and lightning could be heading to Lancashire. The forecast also predicted potential hail and heavy rain.
The quick video above shows that the Met Office got it right on this occasion.
MORE: Warning in place for rain and thunder in Preston
The warning was issued for the vast majority of northern England.
The Met Office chief forecaster said: “A very warm and humid air mass is in place across much of the UK, with conditions marginal for thunderstorm development this afternoon as temperatures rise.
“Northern England and southeast Scotland are currently judged the most likely area to see scattered thundery downpours but even here many places will have no more than light rain.
“However, where storms do form, there is a lot of moisture and energy available, with the risk of more than 30 mm of rain in around an hour, large hail and frequent lightning.”
Tomorrow’s weather is expected to be clear with highs of around 26c. It will remain humid.