Over 14,000 Lightning Strikes into the Ionian Sea Yesterday

Rain and thunderstorms brought “Antinos” to the Ionian Sea and a large part of the mainland on Tuesday 16/07/2019.  Kefalonia escaped the worst of the weather with the main storm tracking to the West and below the island. 

The strongest phenomena and the highest rain fall were recorded in the South Ionian, Thessaly, Epirus, Central West Macedonia and the Peloponnese

At the same time strong lightning activity was recorded in the Ionian and Western Greece. 

Until 20:00, the ZEUS lightning detection system of the National Observatory of Athens recorded more than 14,000 lightning strikes over the Ionian Sea and  1,500 above Western Greece, as shown in the relevant map .

source -meteo.gr

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