Lightning storms normally occur in summer; but recently, the lightning storm in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province really scared people. According to incomplete statistics from Zhejiang's meteorological department, since June 21st, the lightning strikes were centralized in Zhejiang. On June 21st, for one day only, lightning struck the ground up to 20,000 times in the entire province and more than 6,000 times in the Hangzhou area alone. Seven lightning casualties occurred in one week within the province, as the lightning killed ten people and injured twelve.
In regards to increasingly obvious changes in climate, weather experts agree that this phenomenon is a side effect of global warming, which to a certain extent, increases the probability of future, recurring lightning storms.
By People's Daily Online