Nature Show: Thunderstorms Light Up Vancouver Island Skies


Residents of Vancouver Island were treated to a nature light show Thursday night.British Columbia’s world meteorologist Mark Madryga said that due to warm air and higher humidity from the south, thunderstorms broke online across central Vancouver Island and over the Sunshine Coast.

More than 400 lightning strikes were recorded, starting around 2:30 a.m., he said.

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A risk of thunderstorms remained for the south coast on Friday with more expected in the interior later today.

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