Thunderstorms also strike in winter

Jul 28, 2021

It is well known to all that lightning is more present in summer. However, thunderstorms also strike during the winter periods. They are obviously rarer, but are often the most violent.

In Western Europe, 58% of stormy episodes qualified as very violent (greater than 100kA) occur in winter, compared to 9% in summer, as shown in this graph from Météorage :


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