Areas of Manchester are looking post-apocalyptic this morning but the skies. are. beautiful.
Manchester-bound planes, trains and automobiles were severely delayed last night on account of the freak thunderstorm and severe thunder and lightning across the city – and it was supposed the be the hottest day on record since the 1940s!
As spectacular lightning-bolted scenes and violent storms raged through the city, the Champions League was postponed, Harvey Nic’s flooded and major transport anarchy ensued across Greater Manchester.
Whilst the rest of the UK basked in glorious sunshine.
The air has cleared this morning – it looks like we’re in for one hell of a day
— Manchester Weather ???? (@RainorshineManc) September 13, 2016
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Manchester Storm In Pictures
— Grace Cullen (@Grace3568) September 13, 2016
LIVE FOOTAGE: Manchester’s Harvey Nichols has FLOODED! #Manchester #Storm
— Kris Meredith (@_KrisMeredith) September 13, 2016
— Massimo (@Rainmaker1973) September 13, 2016
— Simon Coyle (@simon_coyle) September 13, 2016
— Severe Weather UK (@SevereWxUK) September 13, 2016
— Andy Howarth (@AndyHowarthPT) September 13, 2016
— Poppy Marello (@poppymarello) September 13, 2016
— Dj Sarah Giggle (@sarahgiggle) September 13, 2016
UPDATE: Due to adverse weather affecting our comms, sub stations and trams. All lines are currently suspended until we can safely move again
— Manchester Metrolink (@MCRMetrolink) September 13, 2016
Metrolink services in Manchester have now returned to normal after engineers worked through the night to repair the intense damage caused by some of the heaviest rain and lightning this city has witnessed.
Transport disruptions in Greater Manchester, Altrincham and Bury lines had suspended services for the evening.