Stunning images as storms rage over Fylde coast

Gazette photographer Daniel Martino captured this shot of the spectacular lightning storm from Lytham beach on Friday night
Gazette photographer Daniel Martino captured this shot of the spectacular lightning storm from Lytham beach on Friday night
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Another spectacular electrical storm lit up the skies over the Fylde coast on Friday night.

The lightning gave photographers, experienced and amateur, opportunity to capture some amazing shots, including this snap by Gazette photographer Daniel Martino.

Photographer Stephen Cheatley took this stunning image of lightning striking over Central Pier and Blackpool Tower

Photographer Stephen Cheatley took this stunning image of lightning striking over Central Pier and Blackpool Tower

The storms have been triggered by the heatwave that has swept across the country this week, as temperatures topped 30 degrees celsius on the Fylde coast.

Temperatures are set to cool off in the North West this weekend though, according to the Met Office.

Forecasters anticipate highs of 22 and 23 with some warm sunshine expected, set to be followed by showers on Sunday evening and possibly more thunder.

Photographer Stephen Cheatley set himself up on South Pier on Friday and took his “possibly greatest photograph” of lightning striking over Central Pier and Blackpool Tower.

He took to Twitter to share the stunning photo, adding: “Can’t believe I got this shot.”