A HUGE thunderstorm kept many people awake and caused part of a historic conservatory roof to collapse. 

The thunderstorm rumbled across East Lancashire at about 1am today and it is thought its impact caused the roof of the Victorian conservatory at Blackburn’s Corporation Park to partially cave in.

The Met Office has issued another yellow warning of thunderstorms for 3pm tomorrow on what is expected to be the hottest day of the year, with temperatures set to hit 32C. 

A weather warning has been put in place until 4am on Friday across a large chunk of the UK with thunder most likely in the north west from 7pm to 11pm.

Meanwhile Blackburn with Darwen staff were on site at Corporation Park yesterday making the area safe with security fencing.

A council spokesman said: “Sadly, we believe that the historic conservatory in Corporation Park was struck by lightning during last night’s storm.

“Due to this, part of the roof has collapsed and we are on sight making the area safe.”

A Corporation Park Supporters Group spokesman said: “Unfortunately following the thunderstorms last night the roof of the west wing of the conservatory has fallen in.

“The council staff is there now measuring up the area for security fencing. If you are going into the park for safety reasons please keep away from the conservatory.”

Aqib Ishtiaq captured these images of the lightning across the sky last night.

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Adam Herba-Winfield, from Bacup, sent in this slow motion video to capture the storm.

Lately East Lancashire has been enjoying warm weather, and it is set to continue with highs of 30 degrees forecasted for tomorrow.

From the Lancashire Telegraph Camera Club, Callum Rigby took this dark image 

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Lisa Baxton from Darwen took this beautiful shot of the lightning. 

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More shots from Callum Rigby -

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By the weekend the high temperatures will drop down to around 14 degrees Saturday and Sunday.

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This picture by Adam Beattie, in Padiham, shows the lightning just outside a bedroom window.

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Hannah Jones captures this beautiful image of the lightning against a blue sky in Accrington.

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The Met office had issued a yellow warning for the storm.

The storm has since cleared up and the sun is expected to come out by this afternoon.

Met Office meteorologist Emma Smith said: “It will get to 35 degrees on Wednesday, with a small chance it will get to 36C."

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The damage to the conservatory at Corporation Park, Blackburn

Did you take pictures of the storm last night? Send them to alima.nadeem@nqnw.co.uk