2019 : A lightly struck by lightning year in France ... but an important electrical activity in Western Europe
Thunderstorm surveillance report

In 2019, more than 1 334 400 cloud-to-ground lightning flashes have been recorded by Meteorage detection network in Western Europe(1); an electrical activity twice less important than 2018, with a particularly weak first semester in all countries of the zone.

However, the total of cloud-to-ground lightning detected throughout the year for all of the Western European countries (except France) ranks 2019 as the second most struck by lightning year since 2012.

Find the lightning strike reports of the different countries :


(1) *Report on the following countries: France, Spain, Portugal, Italy, United Kingdom, Switzerland, BENELUX.