Rare Arctic lightning storms strike north of Alaska

Source: The Hindu What is the news? The National Weather Service of the USA has said that three successive thunderstorms have taken place across the Arctic region, producing between 100 and 200 lightning strikes. What is Lightning? Lightning is an electrical discharge caused by imbalances between storm clouds and the ground or within the clouds… Continue reading Rare Arctic lightning storms strike north of Alaska

Lightning strikes in India: impacts and management – Explained, pointwise

Introduction Climate change may be sparking more lightning across the world, and there is an increasing scientific evidence pointing to the trend. According to a pre-print accepted for the journal Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics recently, the frequency and intensity of lightning strikes in India are expected to increase by 10-25 percent and 15-50 percent by the end… Continue reading Lightning strikes in India: impacts and management – Explained, pointwise

South America witnessed extreme lightning strikes in 2018, 2019: WMO

News: The World Meteorological Organization(WMO) has released its findings on lightning strikes which had happened around the world. Facts: Key Takeaways: Brazil recorded the longest lightning strike that travelled a distance of 709 kilometres in 2018. Argentina recorded a lightning strike that lasted continuously for 16.73 seconds in 2019. India: Uttar Pradesh recorded the maximum… Continue reading South America witnessed extreme lightning strikes in 2018, 2019: WMO