10,000 lightning strikes registered in Eastern Norway within one hour

Lightning stormPhoto: NOAA / Unsplash

More than 10,000 lightning strikes have struck Eastern Norway in the space of one hour. “We’re still counting,” meteorologists report.

There is a violent thunderstorm east of Oslo. According to the Meteorological Institute, the storm will move north during the afternoon.

Lyn.met.no, the meteorologists’ website for monitoring lightning, shows that 10,581 lightning strikes were registered in one hour.

The power outage map for the electricity supplier Elvia shows that hundreds of households in Eastern Norway have lost power.

Communications consultant Cecile Gregersen in Elvia told newspaper VG that the power outages are due to lightning and thunder.

“Lightning and thunder that are the cause of the power outages we see now. We have power outages in several places, from Trysil in the north to Moss and Fredrikstad in the south,” she told the newspaper.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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