Lightning Data

Lightning Log from storms 5/6.04.03

Lightning Log from storms 29/30.06.03

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Lightning can strike at anytime except when there are no clouds in the sky. Even with a clear sky very rarely it can strike from a distant thundercloud.[It is called a bolt from the blue] It can strike from cloud to ground or from cloud to cloud. There will be occasions when the lightning detector will show strikes that are not visible. Remember that the lightning detector has a design range of at least 25 km. Here are links to sites which specialise in lightning.When you reach the first site click on Lightning Facts for more detailed information.

Lightning Facts

Lightning from Wild Weather

Primer on Lightning from Nasa