Your stunning viewers' lightning photos

Skies over Droylsden Credit: STEVE WASS

The weather has proved very lively over the last few days, and our viewers have certainly 'done their bit' taking some outstanding photos.

We tried to show as many as we could in the forecast on Wednesday evening, but the unforgiving minute drives the bulletin, so here is a fine selection of as many as possible for you to take your time over and savour, whilst marvelling at the power of nature.

Early hours of Wednesday morning in Macclesfield, Cheshire Credit: NICK WEBB
Lightning strike over Winter Hill on Tuesday night Credit: STEPHEN CHEATLEY
Taken in Belmont, Bolton, overlooking Manchester city centre Credit: CHANTELLE RICE
Penwortham, Preston Credit: JACK WHITTAKER
Lightning lights up Morecambe Bay shortly after midnight Credit: DAVID BILLINGE
Skies over Bolton on Tuesday night Credit: DAVE HYNES
Lightning over Darwen moors on Tuesday night Credit: PHIL DAVIES
Bredbury Credit: TIM GAMBLE
Ashton-under-Lyne Credit: ANDY PEARCE
Edgworth Credit: MARCUS MILTON
Dramatic photo taken in Salford Credit: CRAIG from Salford
Taken in Birchwood on Monday Credit: DAVID JONES
Dramatic photo taken in Oldham Credit: PAUL BINNS
Bury, Greater Manchester Credit: LINDSEY O'REILLY