The Met Office's yellow weather warning remains in place across the country as more thunderstorms are predicted.

Liverpool is covered by the warning, with the city expected to reach scorching temperatures of 26C today.

The Met Office has had a series of yellow weather warnings in place all week after a series of unusual weather.

This week, Liverpool has experienced lightning storms with the sky turning yellow before heavy rain showers, rumbling thunder and terrifying lightning strikes - all of which was captured on camera.

The erratic weather has seen the skies crack with flashes of lightning described as something from " War of the Worlds ", while the sun has continued to beat down during the day.

Today, the city can expect another dry and warm day though the Met Office predicts it will be relatively cloudy until 4pm.

After that, it's expected to get sunnier with maximum temperatures of 26C.

The Met Office has issued yellow thunderstorm warnings until Monday, with the potential for flooding and damage to buildings from lightning and hail.

Storm warnings for Friday cover all parts of England south of York and the entirety of Wales.

The Met Office has said lightning and flooding also poses a risk of delays or cancellations to train and bus services, and of road closures and power cuts.

Met Office chief meteorologist Frank Saunders said: "Up until Monday, thunderstorm warnings cover much of England and Wales, with parts of southern England and South Wales seeing the greatest likelihood of impacts.

"The storms will not affect all areas, but where they happen there will be frequent lightning, gusty winds and intense, heavy downpours with 30 to 40 millimetres of rain possible in less than an hour and, in a few unlucky spots, a small chance of 60 mm falling in a short period.

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"With the continuing hot weather, large swathes of the UK continue to be at risk from thunderstorms, and potentially the impacts from heavy rain, into the early part of next week."

Storms have battered the city as parts of Merseyside have been hit by a phenomenon known as "silent" or "heat" lightning - which is why many of us haven't heard it crack across the sky.

Heat lightning, which is also known as silent lightning, summer lightning or dry lightning, describes the faint flashes of lightning on the horizon from distant thunderstorms which don't seem to have accompanying sounds of thunder.

This is because light travels further than sound.