Lightning strike caused train line outage! (27/5/2016)
A lightning strike caused the disruption of service on the University of Colorado A-Line commuter train Tuesday between Denver’s Union Station and Denver International Airport.
The strike, at about 3:30 p.m. of May 25th 2016, hit a messenger wire, which holds power lines in place, said Scott Reed, an RTD spokesman.
Lots of lightning and heavy rainfall over Greece on Saturday, 21st of May 2016
Thunderstorms and heavy rain over Greece occurred on the 21st of May 2016. According to local weather site www.meteo.gr, and the National Observatory of Greece (www.noa.gr) daily rain total over 100mm were recorded at a lot of Greek mainland regions. Check out yesterday’s flashes over Europe at http://thunderstorm24.com/lightning-from-the-previous-day-Europe.cfm.
Villages buried in landslides as huge storm hammers Sri Lanka (18/5/2016)
A major storm has hammered Sri Lanka, leaving dozens feared dead in landslides and forcing hundreds of thousands of people from their homes. Nineteen people have died so far, according to The Disaster Management Centre in Colombo. It estimates 346,000 people in total have been affected by the floods.
Death toll rises in Bangladesh: Lightning Strikes Kill Over 60 (16/5/2016)
Bangladesh authorities issued warnings on dangerous meteorological activity, as an unprecedented upsurge in lightning strikes have resulted in then deaths of over 60 people across the nation in three days.
Reports by local newspapers Prothom Alo and Samakal suggest that the death toll across the nation reached 64 as of Saturday.
Government officials confirmed only 59 deaths. They said that 34 of those fatal lighting strikes occurred on Thursday in the country’s capital, Dhaka, while the rest befell the country’s rural areas in the next two days.
UK: No electricity from coal for more than 12 hours on Thursday 12th of May 2016 (14/5/2016)
On Thursday, there was no electricity from coal for more than 12 hours – the first time this has happened since 1882. The amount of electricity generated from coal in the UK has fallen to zero several times in the past week, grid data shows.
In what green energy supporters have described as a "historic turning point" for the UK's power system , coal-fired electricity first fell to zero late on Monday night and for the early hours of Tuesday morning, according to data from BM Reports.
Bangladesh lightning death toll rises to 35 (13/5/2016)
The death toll from lightning in Bangladesh rose on Friday to 35, including children and women, as thundershowers struck Dhaka and other parts of the country after a week of scorching heat, officials said.
Snow in May cuts access to mountains in Portugal (11/5/2016)
The accesses to the centre of the Serra da Estrela hills are closed to traffic on Tuesday (10/5/2016) after heavy snow, the local rescue services said.
The source said that the Piornos/Torre and Torre/Lagoa Comprida roads were closed to traffic on Tuesday, and there is still no indication of when they may reopen.
The Portuguese weather service (IPMA) forecast heavy cloud, showers, sometimes heavy and lightning for Tuesday with snow over high ground into Wednesday morning.
Two killed by lightning strike at sea in Kuwait (10/5/2016)
KUWAIT: In a rare incident of its kind, a coastguard diver and a citizen were killed after they were struck by a lightning bolt off Khairan beach yesterday.
The Interior Ministry said in a statement that a jet ski of citizen Saad Khaled Al-Shereeda broke down and a coastguard boat was dispatched to rescue him.
The ministry added that the coastguard diver, Abdullah Othman Al-Doussary, jumped in the water to help the man, but they were both struck by lightning and were killed instantly.
In October last year, an Asian was killed by lightning in northern Kuwait during a freak storm. It is estimated that 6,000 to as many as 24,000 people are killed around the world by lightning strikes every year.
Over 12.000 flashes in Europe during the 9th of May 2016
The ZEUS system recorded over 12.000 Cloud-to-Ground flashes during the 9th of May 2016. The Iberian Peninsula and eastern Europe countries received more than 90% of them. See the map in http://thunderstorm24.com/lightning-from-the-previous-day-Europe.cfm.
Nearly 8.000 flashes over Europe on the 8th of May 2016 (8/5/2016)
Almost 8.000 Cloud-to Ground flashes were recorded during the 8th of May 2016 over parts of Europe. The most affect regions were southeastern Europe, the Iberian Peninsula and Ireland.
Over 11,000 flashes were recorded on the 7th of May 2016 (8/5/2016)
Over 11.000 Cloud-to-Ground discharges were recorded by the ZEUS lightning detection system on the 7th of May 2016. The regions that concentreated most of the activity were the Balkans, central North Africa, the Iberian peninsula and England.
7 killed as thunderstorm hits Kumbh Mela, India (7/5/2016)
Seven people were killed and around 90 others injured when heavy rains accompanied by lightning and squall flattened and uprooted makeshift tents of pilgrims in and around the site of ongoing Simhatha Kumbh Mela here on Thursday (5/5/2016) evening.
Thunderstorm fear as North Wales heatwave brings RAIN weather warning (7/5/2016)
Thunderstorms could break out across the region this weekend as part of a forecasted heatwave. The Met Office have warned thunder and lightning are possible with temperatures expected to soar to 21 degrees. But a yellow "be aware" warning for rain covers much of North Wales for much of Saturday, 7/5/2016.
How Shocking! Lightning Strikes 2 Planes During Storm
Two passenger-planes got struck by lightning while flying over London last week, and one of the spectacular strikes was caught on video, according to news sources.
A lightning storm on April 27 zapped the two planes, a British Airways airliner and an Icelandair aircraft, according to the BBC. Passengers reported seeing a bright light and hearing a loud bang, but no one was hurt, the BBC reported.
A lot of flashes over the Messina Staight (4/5/2016)
The Calabria region in the southwestern Italy and the area of Messina in Sicily are currently receiving a lot of flashes. The activity is expected to diminish in the following hours.
Widespread lightning over parts of central and eastern Europe (3/5/2016)
Significant activity is reported during the warm hours of the 3rd of May 2016 over southern Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Belarus, Lithuania, Latvia, Greece, FYROM, Bulgaria and Turkey. The central and eastern Europe activity is caused by a cold front sweeping the area, while the Balkans activity is caused by a slow moving occluded low pressure system situated in the area.
Earth's new lightning capital revealed
Venezuela's Lake Maracaibo is Earth's new lighting capital, researchers have revealed. The South American lake receives an average rate of about 233 flashes per square kilometre per year, according to a new study which used observations from the Lightning Imaging Sensor on board Nasa's Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission.
Australian goalkeeper dies after being struck by lightning in Malaysia (2/5/2016)
A promising young Australian goalkeeper has died in hospital after he was struck by lightning during a training session in Malaysia last month. Stefan Petrovski, 18, had been in intensive care following the freak accident in Malacca on April 5. The Melaka United player was one of two players admitted to hospital when a lightning bolt struck the goal posts he was standing close to.
Lightning over the Straight of Dover (28/4/2016)
Weak activity is recorded this moment (morning of Thursday 28th of April 2016) over the Straight of Dover the southwest parts of the North Sea. It is expected to diminish over the next hours.
North Sea low pressure system produces a lot of lightning (26/4/2016)
A low pressure system situated in the North Sea is exhibiting significant lightning activity during the midday of the 26th of April. Denmark, Benelux and Germany are currently affected. The activity is expected to diminish in the afternoon.