Severe thunderstorms swept through most of Europe on Saturday and Sunday, May 26 and 27, 2018, producing more than 400,000 lightning strikes. One person was killed in Britain and another seriously injured in Germany.  A violent electrical storm swept over the UK late Saturday into Sunday, May 27, 2018, producing up to 60,000 lightning strikes in 24 hours. Some areas of the country received the equivalent of one month’s average rainfall in just one hour. According to AP,

meteorologist Charlie Powell said information suggested that there were somewhere between 15,000 and 20,000 strikes across the United Kingdom overnight. Weather forecasters said they had never seen so many lightning strikes from a single storm. Five properties were struck by lightning in Warwickshire and a phone box burst into flames in Dawlish, Devon, after a telephone pole was also hit by lightning, Sky News reported. READ MORE