Two walkers were airlifted to hospital after being hit by lightning on the summit of Snowdon.

One of the women only received minor injuries but the other was seriously hurt during yesterday afternoon’s freak storm.

Rescuers said one of the hikers had blood running down one side of her face and and ‘falling in and out of consciousness’ when they arrived at the scene.

The Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team were called to the summit of Yr
Wyddfa and called for backup when they saw what had happened.

A Coast Guard rescue helicopter was rushed over and more rescuers were sent by foot and on the railway running up the mountain.

Extreme weather conditions were reported in various locations across
the region.

Locals have reported seeing menacing looking funnel clouds, which resemble tornados, as well as heavy rain and giant hailstones.

Much of the UK was swept by stormy weather yesterday, as Trafford General Hospital in Greater Manchester was set alight by a lightning strike.

Patients and staff were evacuated from one ward as flames and smoke could be seen billowing from the roof.

Thunderstorms, heavy rain and potential flooding are set to continue this week.

A yellow weather warning for gale force winds will be in place for the southwestern coast of England from 8pm to midday, today and tomorrow, the Met Office said.

Forecasters warn of a small chance of injuries and death from large waves and debris from beaches being thrown onto sea fronts, roads and people’s properties.

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