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A thunderstorm partially responsible for the Azeri rig oil fire (6/12/2015)

A minumum of one oil worker is dead and 30 are lost following fire was caught by a stage in the Caspian Sea in a thunderstorm, the office of President Ilham Aliyev says. State oil company Socar told that 32 were saved up to now and that 63 workers had been in the time. The company said the fire started following a gas line was damaged by a thunderstorm on evening of Friday, December 4th.
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Storm Desmond Lashes U.K., Ireland With Flooding, Winds Over 100 MPH; Taps Caribbean Moisture (6/12/2015)

A fierce, wet Atlantic storm soaked parts of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland with flooding rain, storm surge flooding and winds locally over 100 mph during the weekend. Storm Desmond, the fourth named storm of the season, arrived Friday and continued into Saturday, prompting the issuance of the first red "take action" warning from the U.K. Met Office since Feb. 12, 2014 for parts of the north of England and the south of Scotland.
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Mount Etna eruptions produce lightning! (4/12/2015)

Mount Etna spectacularly exploded on the 3rd of December 2015 for the first time in two years, sending a plume of volcanic ash scorching through the sky. The cloud was lit up with the astonishing sight of a "dirty thunderstorm", which causes lightning to streak through a cloud of ash. This natural wonder occurs when tiny fragments of rock, ash and ice rub together to produce static electricity.
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Death toll in Uttar Pradesh thunderstorm rises to 10 (3/12/2015)

The death toll in Tuesday's (1st of December 2015) thunderstorm and torrential rain rose to 10 on Wednesday with more casualties being reported from several districts, officials said. Two deaths each have been reported from Mainpuri, Auraiya and Bulandshahr. The remaining deaths have been reported from the Braj area around Mathura-Vrindavan. All deaths have been due to lightning strikes.
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Four killed as thunderstorm hits Uttar Pradesh, India (2/12/2015)

At least four people were killed on Tuesday (1/12/2015) evening as a thunderstorm hit most parts of Uttar Pradesh, officials said. Followed by rains and gusty winds thereafter, the storm brought down hoardings, banners, and uprooted trees and disrupted power lines, bringing the communication network to a grinding halt at many places, including Lucknow.
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Storm Gorm batters southern Scandinavia (1/12/2015)

Storm Gorm battered southern Scandinavia during Sunday 29 and Monday 30 of November. Although the associated lightning activity was rather limited, a lot of damage was caused by the strong winds that were over 100Km/h at various areas. Transportation was also affected by several cancellations. Power and communication disruptions were also recorded.
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Storm Gorm rocks Denmark like a hurricane (30/11/2015)

Storm Gorm left Denmark for Sweden in the early hours of Monday but the effects of the hurricane-strength winds were expected to linger. The Danish Meteorology Institute (DMI) said that Storm Gorm brought hurricane-strength winds to several parts of Denmark on Sunday as it moved westward across the country.
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Christmas lights stay off as storm Clodagh hits Britain and Ireland (30/11/2015)

Wales and the north of England were put on flood alerts for Monday and Tuesday after heavy rain and strong winds forced several local authorities to cancel their Christmas lights switch-on as storm Clodagh battered Britain and Ireland on Sunday.
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Weak lightning activity over parts of Greece, Germany, Denmark, Ireland and UK during the 29th of November (30/11/2015)

A few flashes were recorded during Monday, 29 of November over Greek maritime areas. Storm Clodagh produced weak electrical activity over Ireland and UK, while storm Gorm produced analogous activity over north Germany and Denmark.
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Four men struck by lightning at Queensland, Australia during violent thunderstorms (30/11/2015)

More than 107,000 lightning strikes were recorded during a freak storm in Queensland, Australia during the storms of the 29th of November 2015. Four people were struck by lightning during a savage storm that crossed south-east Queensland on Sunday. Countless homes saw substantial roof damage while 20,000 properties lost power.
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Sporadic flashes over Norway, Denmark and north Germany on the morning of 29th of November (29/11/2015)

During the morning hours of 29th of November 2015, a few flashes were recorded over parts of south Norway, Denmark and north Germany.
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Ireland and UK experience weak lightning activity during the 28th and 29th of November (29/11/2015)

The storm Clodagh is currently affecting England and Ireland with gales and heavy rain and showers. Warnings have been issued by UK Met office and Met Eireann. Weak lightning activity accompanies the storm.
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The lightning activity in the Mediterranean ceased during the early hours of 29th of November (29/11/2015)

As the low pressure system that covered parts of the central Mediterranean weakened and moved over Turkey the associated lightning activity also weakened. The last flashes were reported over east Turkey coastal areas during the night of 28th and early hours of 29th of November.
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Weak lightning activity over Greek coastal and maritime areas (28/11/2015)

The low pressure system that produced thunderstorms over the central Mediterranean has moved over the Balkans on the 28th of November. The lightning activity that was recorded over the Ionian and Adriatic seas during the afternoon hours of 27th was constrained mostly over Greek coastal and maritime areas overnight. Significant weakening of the activity is recorded by midday of 28th.
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Lightning recorded south of Ireland, in the central Mediterranean and Aegean Sea on 26/11/2015 (27/11/2015)

Lightning activity was recorded during the morning hours of 26th of November 2015 in the maritime area south of Ireland. The significant activity over central Mediterranean continued during the whole day. Eastern Aegean experienced some activity especially during the afternoon.
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The lightning activity over central Mediterranean continues on 26th and 27th of November 2015 (27/11/2015)

Lightning activity over central Mediterranean continues during the 26th and 27th of November 2015. The low pressure system that produces the thunderstorms is slowly moving towards east, carrying along the associated electrical phenomena.
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Thunderstorms are recorded over parts of Italy and Corsica (26/11/2015)

Widespread thunderstorms are covering significant parts of central and southern Italy during the early hours and morning of 26th of November. Corsica is affected too.
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Strong winds, rainfall and lightning during the 25th and early hours of 26th of November 2015 over Greece (26/11/2015)

The low pressure system that passed over the Greek area caused some problems mostly on the coastal transports due to strong winds. A lot o Greek cities experienced heavy rainfall that fortunately passed without fatalities.
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Thunderstorms that swept Southern Italy and Sicily during the night of 24th of November are currently moving towards Greece (25/11/2015)

Thunderstorms affected parts of Southern Italy and Sicily during the night of 25th of November 2015 with heavy rainfall and lightning. The low pressure system associated with the storms is moving towards Greece, already producing heavy rain and lightning over the western parts of the Country by the morning of 26th of November 2015.
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Widespread thunderstorms

Widespread thunderstorms and lightning was recorded yesterday, (November 22, 2015) over numerous Mediterranean areas and the Balkans.
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