Tue. Jun 25th, 2024
Measuring Over 7,000 Lightning Strikes in Hanoi: A Guide

On June 5, between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m., more than 10,200 lightning bolts were recorded in the sky over Hanoi, with over 7,000 hitting the ground. The General Department of Hydrometeorology reported that on average, more than 470 lightning strikes hit the ground every 10 minutes, with the strongest activity occurring between 7:40 and 8:50 a.m. Thick thunder and lightning were observed in various areas around Hanoi.

Vietnam has a network of 18 lightning location stations connected to an international system that can detect lightning within a range of 400-600 km, including at sea and near neighboring countries’ borders. Real-time data on lightning events are analyzed, displayed, and stored using this network.

According to Mr. Nguyen Duc Phuong, Head of the Weather Radar Department at the National Hydrometeorological Network Center, Vietnam experiences high lightning activity due to being located in the center of Asian thunderstorms. The country sees up to 2 million lightning strikes annually, with thunderstorms more frequent in mountainous and delta regions.

The National Hydrometeorological Network Center operates a system for monitoring lightning on their website, providing risk warnings and radar information to help prevent lightning-related incidents.

Overall, while the statistics on lightning strikes in Hanoi on June 5 were deemed normal compared to recent thunderstorm events in the region, it is essential to continue monitoring and analyzing lightning activity in Vietnam to mitigate risks and ensure public safety during severe weather conditions.

By Aiden Nguyen

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