APRIL GOES OUT WITH A BANG ACROSS EUROPE OVER 450,000 LIGHTNING STRIKES RECORDED
The last two days over much of Europe there was a fabulous but dangerous light show with over 454,000 lightning strikes.
There where reports of tornadoes in France, Belgium & Germany which caused damage to property and life stock due to the severe weather conditions.
There was also severe flooding and massive hail along with good accumulations across many parts due to the size of the thunderstorms .
Map below showing all the lightning strikes over Europe on the 29th and 30th of April
European Severe Storms Laboratory reported Extreme damage to a farm in Belgium caused by Mondays extraordinary long-track tornadic supercell. The track of the supercell stretched from the Morvan all the way into Belgium. Below is the image of the farm and damage which was caused
Flooding reported in Sylt, Germany Monday, April 30 2018 in the wake of strong thunderstorms.
Over western Europe around the areas of France, Germany, Belgian, Netherlands and Northern Spain there was 250,000 strikes in two day.
The cause of theses strong thunderstorms was a Mesoscale Convective System (MCS) is a collection of thunderstorms that act as a system. An MCS can spread across a number of country's and last more than 12 to 24 hours. On radar one of these monsters might appear as a solid line, a broken line, or a cluster of cells produce hail, strong winds, brief tornadoes, and flooding.