香港暴雨逾万电闪雷鸣成景观 (视频)

在1万次闪电中,逾半在前晚的黄色暴雨警告期间出现,周六晚9时起,两小时内已录得5037次闪电,当中新界东已出现2260次闪电。

The city was hit by a whopping 10,000 flashes of lightning during an epic 12-hour overnight thunderstorm, with even meteorologists taken aback by the intensity. Hong Kong residents were barely starting to cool down from the hottest July day in half a century when the Observatory issued a thunderstorm warning at 6.45pm on Saturday, alerting the public to seek shelter and get off high ground.

In more than five hours up to 12am, the Observatory recorded 5,905 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes, most of them hitting Lantau Island and the New Territories. An amber rainstorm warning was issued on top of that at 9.55am, as downpours lashed parts of Hong Kong with more than 30 millimetres of rain.

The rolling thunder and intense flashes continued into Sunday morning, which saw another 4,095 bolts of lightning strike from cloud to ground. Observatory scientific officer Tam Yee-ting said such a measurement was “very high” even for a summer storm and the figure had surpassed the record-high 24-hour total of 9,966 cloud-to-ground strikes in July 2005.

But because the storm spilled across two days, the measurements taken over the 12-hour period are unlikely to make it into the record books for most lightning strikes in a day. About 3,122 cloud-to-cloud bolts of lightning were also counted in the two days. (English text and pic: SCMP)

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