Thunderstorms light up skies above North Staffordshire as a mixed bag of weather heads our way


Thunderstorms are lighting u the night skies above North Staffordshire as a plume of warm air arrives from eastern Europe.

Thunder, lightning and heavy downpours have brought a sunny Saturday to an abrupt end in Stoke-on-Trent.

But they are expected to be short-lived with tomorrow’s forecast due to be mostly sunny with highs of 21C.

It could turn damper in the afternoon with showers forecast between 2pm and 10pm.

A yellow warning was in place for storms this evening covering Wales and the north west – but the worst of the weather was expected to miss our region.

But photos shared by StokeonTrentLive reader Leon Chell shows forks of lightning against a purple-blue backdrop from his home in Etruria.

Lightning in Stoke-on-Trent

Martin Bowles, operational meteorologist at the  Met Office, said: “In the short term we’re expecting some thunderstorms, this evening potentially.

“While we have humid air coming from eastern Europe there’s a good chance of there being thunderstorms over the next few days.

“It’s hard to tell exactly where in the UK though.”

The beginning of the weekend has seen pleasant  weather  for most people across the UK.

Temperatures peaked in the early 20s in Staffordshire.

For possibly a second night running heavy, thundery showers may develop later, especially in Northern Ireland, Wales and western England.





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