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Section 6.1.14

Measured Lightning Activity Worldwide

Thunderstorm Days Per Year Worldwide
Bogor, Indonesia (1988)
322
Cerromatoso, Columbia
275-320
Malaysia
180-260
Singapore
160-220
Florida, U.S.
90-110
Colorado, U.S.
65-100
Brazil
40-200
Argentina
30-200
Japan
35-50
Most of Europe
15-40
Australia
10-70
England
5-10


Top 10 locations of lightning flash density (ground strikes per km/sq.) worldwide per Christian, 2003. About 2,000 global continuous thunderstorms deliver about 75-100 strikes to earth per second.

Top Lightning Flash Density Sites Worldwide
Kamembe, Rwanda
82.7
Boende, Dem. Rep. Congo
66.3
Lusambo, Dem. Rep. Congo
52.1
Kananga, Dem. Rep. Congo
50.3
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
48.3
Calabar, Nigeria
47.3
Franceville, Gabon
47.1
Posadas, Argentina
42.7
Ocana, Colombia
39.9
Concepcion, Paraguay
37.0

 


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