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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%.
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Record Temperatures On This Date
Record High
27.6°C- 2020
Record Low
-3.2°C - 2007

Moon & Sun Forecast

Sunrise
5:07 am
Sunset
9:02 pm
Day Length
15:55 hrs
Waxing Gibbous, Moon at 11 days in cycle
Moonrise
5:52 pm
Moonset
3:39 am
Visibility
91%
There will be 2 mins 46sec more daylight tomorrow
Moon Phase:Waxing Gibbous

Climate Extremes

Monday 20 May
High Temp17.7°C1:09 PM
Low Temp8.7°C4:58 AM
Rain Today 0.0 mm00:00 AM
High UV12.0 12:32 PM
Max Gust17.3 mph1:09 PM
Min Windchill11.1°C12:00 AM
So far this month
High Temp26.2°C12/5/2024
Low Temp3.8°C4/5/2024
Wettest Day9.0mm3/5/2024
High UV14.015/5/2024
Max Gust25.1mph13/5/2024
Min Windchill3.8°C4/5/2024
So far this year
High Temp26.2°C12/5/2024
Low Temp-8.0°C18/1/2024
Wettest Day21.4mm28/4/2024
High UV14.015/5/2024
Max Gust52.9mph2/1/2024
Min Windchill-10.8°C18/1/2024
All time records
High Temp35.5°C18/7/2022
Low Temp-10.8°C20/12/2010
Wettest Day80.2mm20/7/2007
High UV18.013/6/2022
Max Gust62.1mph23/2/2017
Min Windchill-21.1°C15/02/1963