Lightning and Heavy Storms Strike South of France

A bolt of lightning was seen flashing in Le Grau-du-Roi, in France’s Gard department, as heavy storms struck the region on August 14.

Quentin Rey recorded the moment when a bolt of lightning and the rumble of thunder made some passersby duck for cover. He also recorded a timelapse of a storm rolling towards the village of Beaulieu, to the north of Montpellier.

Meteo-France issued an orange warning for the Gard region due to the risk of thunderstorms. France 3 reported that Montpellier suffered from flash flooding, heavy rain and lightning strikes. Credit: Quentin Rey via Storyful

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