RESIDENTS have captured some eye-catching footage of the dramatic thunder and lightning storms which have hit the town.

Thunder and lightning hit during Monday night, with stormy conditions also heard last night.

The Met Office had issued a yellow weather warning for thunderstorms, covering the whole north west region.

Here are some of your most striking images and videos you sent to us.

St Helens Star:

Holly Fisher in Billinge sent this

St Helens Star:

Anne Marie Lee in Haydock took this of an 'angry man in the sky'

St Helens Star:

Rod Bell in Newton-le-Willows caught this striking image


Forecasting the storm, a Met Office spokesman said last week: “Areas of thunderstorms are increasingly likely to develop over the south of the UK late in the weekend or early next week, and will generally track north or north-westwards.

“While the most intense thunderstorms, in some instances associated with large hail, will most probably be those triggered by the high temperatures of the day over England and Wales, other areas of storms producing heavy rainfall and frequent lightning could reach further north.

“These could occur at any time of the day.

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“Where the storms occur, rainfall totals of 30 to 40mm could fall in an hour, with some locations potentially receiving 60 to 80mm in three hours, although these will be fairly isolated.”