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VIDEO: Incredible lightning storms rage through the skies after hottest day of the year

Torrential rain, thunder and lightning hit much of the North West after many across the UK had enjoyed the hottest day of the year so far.

Roads and streets were swallowed by the rain water, with trains and flights also disrupted, and even Manchester City's Champions League clash with Borussia Monchengladbach at the Etihad was postponed owing to the adverse weather conditions.

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