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BIZARRE NEWS: QUEENSLAND WITNESSES 1.7+ LAKH LIGHTNING STRIKES OVERNIGHT

By Siddharth Singh . 31st October 2017 08:17pm
BIZARRE NEWS: QUEENSLAND WITNESSES 1.7+ LAKH LIGHTNING STRIKES OVERNIGHT

The Australian state of Queensland has observed over 176,000 lightning strikes overnight. According to media reports, the incident took place on last Sunday. The State Bureau of Meteorology stated that the lightning bolts ripped across the night skies on Sunday with more expected on Monday, reports the BBC. [caption id="attachment_23289" align="alignnone" width="624"]QEENSLAND WITNESSES 1.7+ LAKH LIGHTNING STRIKES OVERNIGHT source[/caption]   The incident was witnessed due to a severe storm that had photographers and storm chasers glued to it, the outcome comes out with marvelous, mesmerizing and stunning captures of the thunder. A Brisbane-based photographer told the BBC,

The sky was electric for hours, certainly more than usual storms,
It would erupt in bursts, lighting up the entire sky, then calming momentarily before continuing the electric display.
[caption id="attachment_23290" align="alignnone" width="700"]QEENSLAND WITNESSES 1.7+ LAKH LIGHTNING STRIKES OVERNIGHT source[/caption] With the inputs form Australian media more than 4,000 homes had to face power cuts as a result of the storms.  The bureau has also has warned of more “severe thunderstorms”, “damaging winds and large hailstones”.

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