Bristol Uber fares skyrocket as massive ...

Bristol Uber fares skyrocket as massive tropical thunderstorm engulfs city

If, like many people in Bristol, you're planning on getting an Uber to go out and about in town tonight (Sat 21/4/2018), you might want to rethink your plans - because rides with the popular taxi company have soared in price thanks to bad weather. Uber fares are subject to a 'surge' when demand is higher and while this often happens during peak times on Friday and Saturday evenings, tonight has seen fares soar by more than four times their regular price. This is thanks to the huge thunderstorm which has made its way across the city this evening, bringing with it some mighty thunder claps and some incredible sheet lightning as it passes. A journey which usually costs around £5 is priced at between £16-20 thanks to the weather.
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Lightning strikes jet near San Jose Airp ...

Lightning strikes jet near San Jose Airport

SAN JOSE (KRON) - A pilot and eight passengers are all okay after a stroke of lightning struck their jet during a spring storm Monday in San Jose. It happened around 9:30 a.m. about five miles from Mineta San Jose International Airport. No one was injured in the incident.
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An incredible 45 day storm turned Califo ...

An incredible 45 day storm turned California into a 300-mile-long sea — and it could happen again.

A massive 19th century storm in the pacific United States opened up a 300-mile-long sea that stretched through much of the central part of California. For 43 days, from late 1861 to early 1862, it rained almost nonstop in central California. Rivers running down the Sierra Nevada mountains turned into torrents that swept entire towns away.
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Which are the places more likely to be s ...

Which are the places more likely to be struck by lightning?

The place most likely to be struck by lightning in the world is one spot above Lake Maracaibo in Venezuela, according to new data. Over this mountain lake, there was a lightning show an astounding 297 days out of 365 days a year, on average. Even more surprising, the lightning strikes didn't occur just over the massive lake, but at one particular spot -- the point where the lake empties into the Catatumbo River, researchers said Dec. 14 at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union.
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