Lightning is a bright flash of electricity produced by a thunderstorm. All thunderstorms produce lightning and are very dangerous. If you hear the sound of thunder, then you are in danger. Each bolt of lightning is 29,982 degree Celsius hot which is hotter than the surface of the sun. It can contain 1 gigajoule of energy which is enough to destroy anything in its path.
Lightning is a major cause of death in India. In 2018, more than 2,300 people died due to lightning strike.
With advancement in science and technology we can predict thunderstorm activity but where will a lightning strike can’t be predicted. We can still ensure our and our families safety by following the below mentioned points:
If you are in open and can’t get to a safe location, make yourself as small as possible. Follow the instructions in the image below to ensure your safety.