There's been a violent end to our three week heatwave as the region was battered overnight by thunder storms. Train services out of Manchester's main railway station suffered major disruption after lightning hit the signalling system.
The roof of a church in Lancashire caved in when lightning struck.
The change in weather comes after the hottest temperatures in seven years - which peaked on Monday at 33.5C.
Our Correspondent Rachel Townsend reports:
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