Lightning storms across the north west

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Dramatic lightning storms lit up the skies across the north west last night.

Thunder rolled in across the region from early evening, triggering bolts of lightning across Counties Derry and Donegal.

Thunderstorms over Derry on Thursday night.

Thunderstorms over Derry on Thursday night.

Local man Eoin O’Callaghan captured lightning over the Culmore area of Derry on Thursday evening, while in the coastal town of Culdaff in Inishowen, County Donegal, Lisa Becker captured the storms there.

The Met Office is reporting that the thunder seems to have paved the way for drier conditions later today as the morning showers clear away, with just the odd shower predicted.

Saturday meanwhile will see a dry and bright start for most areas, but cloud will gradually increase from the south west, with isolated showers expected during the afternoon, and maximum temperatures will be in the 20 degrees celsius zone.

Met Eireann meanwhile is predicting it will remain “rather warm and humid for the early days of next week, with the next band of rain likely to hold off until later Tuesday”.