Bizarre ‘Silent Lightning’ Illuminates UK, Tweeple Call It The ‘Weirdest Storm Ever’


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:-

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!

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