Lightning Flashes Across Sky Amid Storms in Southern France

Lightning flashed across the night sky in southern France late on Tuesday, August 16, as the country’s weather service warned of “violent thunderstorms.”

This slow-motion video showing lightning at night was captured by Twitter user @DarkAstraal, who said it was filmed in Montpellier, in the Herault department.

The French observatory of tornadoes and storms said there were almost 8,000 lightning strikes in Herault on Tuesday night.

Meteo France, the country’s weather service, placed multiple departments under an orange warning for Wednesday, due to severe storms. Credit: @DarkAstraal via Storyful

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