UK Lightning Map and Thunderstorm Detector | Live Tracker

UK Lightning Map and Thunderstorm Detector | Live Tracker

We have our very own lightning detector and this captures a picture of lightning around the southwest.

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More about lightning

  • At any point of time there are about 1800 thunderstorms.
  • Every year, the Earth experiences an average of 25 million lightning strikes during some 100,000 thunderstorms. That’s more than a hundred lightning bolts per second.
  • An average instance of lightning lasts about a quarter of a second and consists of 3-4 strikes.
  • You can hear thunder from about 12 miles from the starting point.
  • Lightning bolts travel at speeds of up to 60,000 miles per second.
  • The average length of a single lightning bolt is 2-3 miles.
  • A single lightning bolt travels through twisted paths in the air that can be as wide as one of your fingers or between six and ten miles.
  • The temperature of a typical lightning bolt can reach 50,000 F degrees – that is 5 times greater than the temperature of the surface of the Sun.
  • The energy contained in a single lightning strike can power a 100 Watt light bulb for 90 days.
  • “Lightning never strikes twice” unfortunately is a myth. Lightning can strike the same location many times.
  • Trees sometimes can take direct hits from lightning and not get burnt – the electricity passes over their wet surface and goes straight into the ground.
  • Glass forms when lightning strikes into sandy soil. After a storm you can find strips of glass in the sand.
  • If you have wet clothes on, lightning will do you less harm.
  • The irrational fear of lightning is known as keraunophobia. The fear of thunder is termed brontophobia.
  • There are from 100 to 1000 instances of ball lightning at the same time on Earth, but the chance you’ll see at least one in your lifetime is just 0.01%.
 Weather Warnings

  • Yellow warning of rain affecting South West England: Gloucestershire, Swindon, Wiltshire valid from 1100 Sun 19 Sep to 2259 Sun 19 Sep

Weather ReportsVisit ►

    Today
Evening:Forecast Icon

13°C

Overnight:Forecast Icon

12°C

    Tomorrow
Morning: Forecast Icon

12°C

Afternoon: Forecast Icon

19°C

Evening: Forecast Icon

19°C

 Moon & Sun Forecast
Sunrise
6:46 am
Sunset
7:17 pm
Day Length
12:31 hrs
Waxing Gibbous, Moon at 11 days in cycle
Moonrise
6:36 pm
Moonset
1:37 am
Visibility
89%
There will be 3 min 55sec less daylight tomorrow
Moon Phase:Waxing Gibbous

 On this day in Gloucestershire
Record Temperatures On This Date
Record High
23.4°C - 2014
Record Low
5.2°C - 2010

Friday's Extremes

    Today
      High Temp: 22.2°C   at  3:15 PM
      Low Temp: 10.0°C  at 2:39 AM
      Rain Rate: 0.00 mm/hr @ 00:00 AM
      UV High: 8.0  at  1:48 PM
      Max Gust: 18.4 mph at 11:44 AM
      Min Windchill: 10.0°C  at  2:39 AM
    2020
      High Temp: 34.1°C   on  25/6/2020
      Low Temp: -17.8°C on 30/6/2010
      Wettest: 80.2 mm  on  20/7/2007
      UV High: 17.0  at  8/4/2021
      Max Gust: 317.6 mph at 31/1/2021
      Min Windchill: -17.8°C  at  30/6/2010
    All Time
      High Temp: 34.1°C   on  25/6/2020
      Low Temp: -17.8°C on 30/6/2010
      Wettest: 80.2 mm  on  20/7/2007
      UV High: 17.0  at  8/4/2021
      Max Gust: 317.6 mph at 31/1/2021
      Min Windchill: -17.8°C  at  30/6/2010

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