- Adverse weather brings chaos and delays to roads, airports and tram service.
- Manchester City's Champions League opener is postponed.
- Police advise people not to make unnecessary journeys.
Manchester City's Champion's League game against Borussia Monchengladbach was postponed due to the terrible weather conditions across the region.
The rain, half-a-month's worth in just 30 minutes according to the Met Office, also affected transport - including major roads, Manchester Airport and the Metrolink tram service.
Viewers of tonight's Granada Reports were even treated to a lightning show taking place over Trafford behind Tony and Lucy!