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Lightning strikes in Sweden up six-fold over last two years

Lightning strikes the Öresund Bridge on June 15 this year. Photo: Jonas Ericsson/TT

Published: 15.Sep.2019 11:13 hrs

If you thought this summer in Sweden was stormy, you weren't wrong. More than 210,000 lightning strikes have been registered in the country so far this year, a six-fold increase on two years ago.

Erik Engström, a meteorologist at state weather forecaster SMHI told broadcaster TV4 that the high frequency of thunder and lightning came down to warm weather. 
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