2018-08-05 18:53:29 UTC
Thursday brought this years biggest onslaught of thunderstorms in
Finland. More than 20,000 lightning bolts struck parts of the country,
says Yle meteorologist Anne Borgström.
The Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) also recorded the years
highest volumes of hail on Thursday.
Thursday blew away this summers previous lightning record, a mere
7,700 bolts that hit on 18 June.
Lightning was observed through nearly all of Finland except coastal
areas on Thursday. It was accompanied by heavy rains in many places
although elsewhere it struck without any precipitation.
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