By: Steve Dellar | 05-27-2018 | News
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UK – ‘Utterly Insane’ 15,000 Lightning Strikes Hit Southern England (Video)

Just as Western Europe in the past four days, a hot day was exchanged for a stormy night in Southern England last night, complete with some 15,000 recorded lighting strikes in what the BBC weather presenter Mr Tomasz Schafernaker called the ‘mother of all thunderstorms.’

Mr Schafernaker claimed: "Oh boy! This utterly insane."

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Thunder and lightning strikes London! <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#lightning</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#thunderstorm</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Sally El-Ghazali (@sally_ghazali) <a href="">May 27, 2018</a></blockquote>

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"I've never seen a storm with such frequent lightning in my life I don't think. Mostly sheet lightning and not too loud but flashes are spectacular."

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It came just after the long Bank Holiday weekend saw a warm Saturday afternoon which broke into a very violent thunderstorm with brought heavy rains.

The thunderstorms moved northwards across the south of England, the Midlands and Wales with all weather models stating they will continue throughout Sunday. Warnings are in place for heavy rain and flooding.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">&gt;15,000 detected <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#lightning</a> strikes over the south of England in the last 2 hours. That&#39;s more than two strikes every second! <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#thunderstorm</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#London</a><a href=""></a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Thomas Smith (@DrTELS) <a href="">May 26, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Other weather presenters were impressed by the size and the regularity of the electrical storm as well. Sky News weather presenter Ms Jo Edwards claimed it could go on for days: "Heavy thundery showers will be a feature of the weather over the next few days, developing over southern counties and the south-west.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It’s a bit stormy here in London on the Thames ! <a href="">@Lauratobin1</a> <a href="">@bbcweather</a> <a href="">@SkyNews</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Tower RNLI (@TowerRNLI) <a href="">May 26, 2018</a></blockquote>

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"Some places will face a deluge, with torrential downpours bringing significant rainfall. There'll also be frequent thunder and lightning with the risk of some large hail.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Consistent lightning over London⚡ <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#lightning</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#thunderstorm</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#thunder</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#beautiful</a> <a href=";ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#LondonEye</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Muhammed Ravat (@mhmdrvt) <a href="">May 26, 2018</a></blockquote>

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"Overnight the thunderstorms will move northwards to reach northern England, the Midlands and East Anglia by the end of the night."


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Stewart McOwan No. 27224 2018-05-27 : 09:12

Even God's is furious about Tommy Robonson's ridiculous arrest for 'breach of the peace'. Watch out Teresa May !

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