More than 120,000 lightnings in 12 hours over England and France as superstorm crosses The Channel

More than 120,000 lightning strikes were recorded in 12 hours over southeast England and northern France on May 28, 2017, as a superstorm “the size of Wales” swept across the Channel.

Between 6pm on Sunday and 6am on Monday morning there were up to 500 flashes a minute.

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More than 120,000 flashes of lightning were recorded in 12 hours over southeast England and northern France early yesterday as a superstorm “the size of Wales” swept across the Channel. by Geoffrey Swaine / Rex features via The Times

Experts described the conditions as an “intense, dangerous supercellular storm”. A supercell storm is the least common — and most perilous — of the four classifications of thunderstorms.

The storm battered Kent from about 1am after a sudden change of course, setting the roof of one house, in Staplehurst, on fire when it was hit by lightning.

A second house, in Folkestone, was also struck. Residents described losing TV and phone signals.

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