In 2019, a total of 2,353,476,704 atmospheric electric discharges were registered in the world. This number includes lightning strikes between clouds and, above all, lightning strikes produced from cloud to ground.
On August 13, 2019, the northernmost lightning known to date was detected, 52 kilometres away from the geographic north pole (89.53°N).
TOP 5 USA STATES WITH MORE LIGHTNING DISCHARGES
(From cloud to ground and cloud to cloud)
- Texas 47,397,975
- Oklahoma 14,772,145
- Kansas 13,804,461
- Missouri 13,415,285
- Florida 13,049,687
TOP 5 USA STATES WITH MORE LIGHTNING DENSITY PER KM2
- Florida 87.93
- Oklahoma 81.61
- Missouri 74.47
- Texas 69.00
- Louisiana 67.56
218 DAYS WITH STORMS
303,845 CLOUD- TO- GROUND LIGHTNING STRIKES DETECTED IN 2019
AUGUST 26 – RECORD OF LIGHTNING STRIKES DETECTED – 23,768
AUTONOMOUS COMMUNITIES WITH MORE LIGHTNING DISCHARGES
WESTERN EUROPE DATA
More than 1,334,400 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes were recorded in Western Europe.
Total lightning detected * ranked 2019 as the second year most affected by atmospheric electric discharges since 2012.
* Data recorded for all Western European countries (except France).
Average total lightning density in the world between 2015-2019: 10,661,259,470 Lightning