A new danger warning for lots of lightning strikes has now been issued in parts of central Norway.
The hazard warning applies from Wednesday afternoon into Wednesday evening, particularly areas in the southern parts of Trondelag that will feel the thunderstorm.
Thus, it may be wise to take precautions before it breaks down.
numbers from Finance Norway It shows that in 2022 lightning damage was reported at NOK 66 million. However, this is well below the peak year of 2014, where the amount ended at NOK 630 million (KPI-adjusted).
Earlier this week, Naf encouraged people to stop charging their electric cars when the weather is bad.
A direct lightning strike can damage charging equipment or a vehicle’s electronic systems. Modern homes and electric vehicle chargers are equipped with surge protectors, which provide some protection against such incidents.
– If your charging point is installed correctly, there should be surge protection. However, it’s a good idea to unplug the car from the charger during a thunderstorm, senior communications consultant Neil Sudall says in a press release.
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