That is just too much!
More than 5100 lightning strikes hit Northern Rivers, Australia as a coastal storm engulfed the region on August 24, 2017.
Anomaly: At the height of the storm when there was hail and the whole bit, lightningmaps.org recorded 5,100+ lightning strikes per hour.
As the storm moved off the coast the numbers dropped to between 2,000-4,000.
On the day of the storm, the Weather Bureau wrote: “Thunderstorms of increasing intensity have been observed on radar in the north of the Northern rivers forecast district. Severe thunderstorms are likely to produce destructive winds, very large hailstones and heavy rainfall that may lead to flash flooding in the warning area over the next several hours. Locations which may be affected include Lismore, Ballina, Casino and Kyogle. A particularly intense thunderstorm cell with the potential to cause major damage was located near Lismore and moving east at the time of issue.”
Just another weather anomaly in Australia 😉