Reports out of Scotland are indicating that it was struck by a “Freak Storm” that produced a frightening 25,000 lightning bolts in a single night! Several regions of the country baked in 29C heat during the day, the hot weather continued through the night with lows of 19C.
Combining this with the humid conditions it produced 20,000 of the 39,302 lightning strikes between 3pm Tuesday to 10am on Wednesday. Remarkably Ninety per cent of the strikes came in a six-hour blast from 4am to 10am on Wednesday. According to an official report from the Met Office figures showed 25,000 lighting strikes is 10 times higher than the usual number of strikes from a lightning storm.