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Number of lightning strikes per year

How many lightning strikes per year are there?

138 million ground strikes/year worldwide

Specialists consider that there are approximately 2,000 thunderstorms around the world producing about 44 flashes of lightning each second.  Needless to say, there is about 138 million ground strikes/year worldwide.  It is interesting to know the fact that about 78% of the lightning strikes occur in the tropics.  Needless to say, on average, all over the world, lightning strikes approximately 100 times per second.  This is definitely something.  Keep in mind the fact that Florida is known as the lightning capital of the United States.  Storms come here approximately 100 days per year.

This fact is verified on : February 6, 2014.





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