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At least 10 lightning strikes seen - 23.6.2021 at 18.20 - 23.6.2021 at 18.40 Varkaus Observation number 99121

Visibility III / V

Esa Palmi, Ursa (Länsi-Suomi)

I drove in front of the thunder system that rose from the south to Savo hopefully, because according to the models and the satellite image, the thunder would arrive in an area where it should intensify even more. However, the opposite happened and the eastern edge remained weak despite all expectations. In Varkaus, behind the lake seen in the video, a resounding to the right began to form and a sharp ribbon intensified. Personally, I fell under the lightning of the weaker part that rose very quickly on Varkaus. Lightning was sometimes active in the core of the cloud, although mainly only flashes were visible.

There were also other enthusiasts on the beach who are always nice to see by chance on trips.



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