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Longest Day - Summer Solstice

Across the Dee Estuary KEVIN LYTH

It's the Summer Solstice today, when the sun is at its highest point in the sky.

The sun will officially be at it's farthest point from the equator at 11.51 BST. Many people count this as the first official day of Summer.

The sun appeared this morning at 4.40 am, and it will set at 9.46 pm making it the longest day of the year.

From this weekend, although a slow process at first, the nights will begin to draw in.

The Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year, happens at 23.03 GMT on 21st December 2014.

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Twister spotted in Skelmersdale

Granada viewer Amy Cartwright sent us this picture Credit: ITV News

Granada Reports viewer Amy Cartwright sent us this picture which appears to show a tornado over Skelmersdale in West Lancashire.

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