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Friday 8 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Lightning

This year
Lightning strike believed to be cause of North Clare house fire
Clare was under a status yellow thunderstorm warning which has now been upgraded to a status orange.
Woman struck by lightning in her kitchen in County Offaly
She was taken to her local doctor who then sent her to Tullamore Hospital, where doctors told her it was lucky she had been wearing rubber soled shoes.
Status yellow thunderstorm warning issued for 11 counties
The alert is in place until 10pm with warnings of localised thunderstorms, as well as lightning activity with heavy downpours.
Last year
'No impact on the grid' after wind turbine catches fire during lightning storm off Wicklow coast
A vessel reported seeing a wind turbine on fire at around 12 noon yesterday.
Poll: Do you like thunder and lightning?
Let us know.
US lightning bolt sets new world record of 767 kilometres
It beat the old record of 440.6 miles set in 2018.
All time
Huge fire at coffin makers in Strabane as witnesses report lightning strike
A thunderstorm warning is place in Tyrone and 13 other counties.
Some breaks from the rain expected tomorrow but it will be very wet indeed on Sunday
A mix of showers and sunny spells is set to continue over the weekend, with possible spot flooding on Sunday.
Ciara Mageean smashes Sonia O'Sullivan's national record with blistering 1,000m time
Mageean’s time was the ninth-fastest ever run over 1,000m by a woman.
Nine cows killed in lightning strike during thunderstorms in Clare
Locals reported several claps of thunder and a lot of lightning.
Weather warning issued: Expect heavy rain and intense thunderstorms tomorrow
The thunder and lightning will be intense in localised areas – other parts of the country will escape.
Passengers left stranded at Stansted Airport over lightning strikes
Flights to Dublin are among those affected.
Fewer people in US are dying after being struck by lightning - here's why
Taking the growing population into account, the lightning death rate has shrunk more than 40-fold since recordkeeping began in 1940.
Power outages in Cork after thunder and lightning last night
There is still a high risk of thunder and localised flooding.
TG4 are keeping their Halloween prank going as it goes viral around the world
Bolt reigns supreme! Sprint king retains 200m crown in Olympic farewell
Bolt wins third straight 200m title, beating rising star Andre de Grasse into second.
Man and two children struck by lightning in Northern Ireland
The man and one of the children are in critical condition.
Thousands left without power due to lightning strikes
A thunderstorm warning came into effect at midday today.
Eight people seriously injured after being struck by lightning in Germany
France, Germany and other parts of western and central Europe have been battered by deadly storms and floods over the past week.
Chelsea started brilliantly before being pegged back at the Bridge
The sides are facing-off in today’s lunchtime kick-off.
Lightning caused the biggest headache for telly transmissions in 12 years yesterday
A lightning strike in Louth caused damage to a 2rn mast and ESB substation.
Last night's lightning storms proved that nobody knows how to spell lightning
33 people injured after lightning struck German music festival
All of those injured have been taken to hospital.
This lightning strike in Dublin was a little too close for comfort
And loud. Very, very loud.
Watch: This lightning strike in Dublin was a little too close for comfort
And loud. Very, very loud.
This is the first-ever image of thunder
It was taken using acoustic imaging.
Peruvian footballer struck by lightning during match survives despite reports suggesting he had died
A linesman was also injured in the freak accident.
This is what a lightning storm looks like from space
It was filmed from the International Space Station from Commander Reid Wiseman.
Eleven people killed by lightning in freak accident
Fifteen others were injured at the remote mountainous area.
Man killed as 13 hit by lightning on busy beach
The man was hit on the popular Venice Beach after being caught in a thunderstorm.
Spectacular photos of the huge lightning storm over Cork
This map shows why you didn't sleep last night
Grand soft day.
Watch downtown Chicago get hit by a triple lightning strike in this incredible video
The city’s three tallest skyscrapers were struck simultaneously and captured on film.
Ever wonder what lightning on Earth looks like from space?
It’s been captured in Vine format, something astronauts on the ISS are mad for these days.
Check out at all the lightning strikes over Ireland yesterday
On average, approximately 10 to 20 percent of all lightning over Ireland are cloud-to-ground strikes.
This is why you shouldn't stand under a tree during a thunderstorm
Lightning strikes… fear into our hearts.
Australian Open weather: good for photography, not great for tennis
The extreme heat in Melbourne forced organisers to suspend the tournament for several hours on Thursday.
WATCH: Lightning strikes church in Clonmel
VIDEO: Lightning strikes a moving train in Japan
Nobody was injured in the terrifying and dramatic incident.