Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Canaries: more than 7,000 lightening bolts in six hours

imageFor six hours yesterday, the archipelago was on the receiving end of more than 7,000 lightning strikes, because the rains that were falling in the islands were accompanied by electrical storms.

From 14.00 hours on Monday, 7,028 rays have fallen, according to information from the State Meteorological Agency (AEMET). These were accompanied by storms that have left rainfall throughout the archipelago.

Canarias registra en seis horas más de 7.000 rayos

UPDATE: And as if those weren’t enough, between 5 am and 10 am, another 8,249 flashes of lightening were countedwho the heck is counting them? - the majority of which happened between 5 am and 7 am. At around 6 am the largest incidence of negative rays, 1,539 – that is ones going from earth to sky – were recorded.

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