Rain and high winds batter East Lancashire

People in East Lancashire are braced for thunderstorms and gale force winds today (Sunday) before the heatwave returns in a few days.

Sunday, 29th July 2018, 1:02 pm
Updated Sunday, 29th July 2018, 1:12 pm
Intense downpours have been seen already

Over the past 24 hours, temperatures have plummeted some 8 degrees cooler than they were earlier in the week, with thunderstorms marking the end of the latest heatwave.

The heavy rain will offer only brief respite from the sweltering temperatures that have hit the nation, with the heat set to rise back up to the mid-thirties later this week.