Rain and thunderstorms have struck our country like no other this month, from Mumbaikars sharing visuals of flooding due to heavy rains this month to people of Gurgaon tweeting pictures of menacing clouds hovering over the sky and calling it ‘apocalyptic’.
As per a report in The Sun, parts of England saw severe electrical storms accompanied by bizarre ‘silent lightning’ which continued throughout the night. Reportedly, the country received around 50,000 lightning strikes within 24 hours, resulting in flash floods and power cuts.
Stunned citizens took to Twitter to share visuals of the same. Check them out:-
Strange Sky’s – with all the weird things happening round the world a new one has been dropped on us tonight, here in the UK 🇬🇧 silent lightning, yep no thunder at all and even stranger for the uk no rain 🌧 it’s like a scene from War of the worlds 😮 pic.twitter.com/JvBYxDgGi8
— PhantomPW (@pw_phantom) August 12, 2020
— Lee Dunn (@OfficialLeeDunn) August 12, 2020
— PictureMeWild (@PictureMeWilde) August 12, 2020
Northwich got zapped. #storm #lightning #wednesdaymorning #StormHour #Cheshire #nature #GoPro #photooftheday #thunderstorm #UKHeatwave #Britain @BBCNews @RadioNorthwich @northwich_news pic.twitter.com/S7Cszn1qI9
— Brian Jenkins (@imagewichman) August 12, 2020
— Anna Martínez (@pearaphrase) August 11, 2020
— James Bulman (@james_bulman) August 11, 2020
— Rebecca Hughes (@rh_photomania) August 10, 2020
— Prof Tanja Bueltmann (@cliodiaspora) August 11, 2020
— Gareth (@GarethJF) August 11, 2020
— Boab Fallon (@BoabyLuv16) August 11, 2020
— jessica louise (@jessicaloux_) August 10, 2020
It's like something out of Harry Potter pic.twitter.com/n6f4Rby1M3
— Doonie (@lorna_conway) August 10, 2020
However, Mirror Online reports that the Met Office has stated that there is nothing out of the ordinary about the ‘silent lightning’. Nicola Maxey, who is a spokesperson of the Met Office explained, “It’s not an unusual phenomenon. Light travels further than sound. You sometimes see the lightning flash but you are too far away to hear the thunder.”
Have you ever witnessed any similar bizarre weather conditions? Tell us!