Tag Archives: Lightning

Stormy weather in the Mediterranean

The central and western Mediterranean will experience very unsettled conditions through the weekend and next week. Very heavy rain is expected to affect the northeast of Spain, southern France, the Balearic Isles, Corsica, Sardinia, Italy and the Adriatic facing Balkan … Continue reading

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Five things you might not know about thunderstorms

1. Lighting can strike twice. The empire state building in New York has been struck by lightning as many as 48 times in one day. 2. The average flash of lightning would light a 100 watt light bulb for three months. … Continue reading

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Evolution of Thursday’s thunderstorms

A series of intense thunderstorms brought exceptionally severe weather across parts of the UK yesterday, causing flash flooding and disruption in many places. As the storms tracked across the country our observation sites picked up some very heavy hourly rainfall … Continue reading

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Why are we getting thunder and lightning?

With the weather in April being distinctly showery so far, what exactly causes this changeable weather and why do some showers give thunder and lightning?   Thunderstorms are normally associated with convective clouds which form from rising air warmed by … Continue reading

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Volcanic lightning could help monitor volcanic ash

Met Office researchers have published new findings in ERL suggesting that the amount of lightning produced near a volcano each hour is roughly proportional to the plume height. They believe that the technique could ultimately be used to monitor volcanoes in remote locations … Continue reading

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