Storm in the south: – A house was struck by lightning

Storm in the south: – A house was struck by lightning

According to Akhtar Police District, the fire broke out as a result of a lightning strike and both the police and fire brigade rushed to the spot.

– Lightning struck a pipe cap and it caught fire. The occupants of the home escaped unharmed. “We’re there, we’re investigating,” operations manager Jarl Nielsen tells Talkblade.

Storm: Several lightning strikes hit the coast of southern Norway on Monday morning. Photo: Screenshot / Bureau of Meteorology
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Despite the rain and thunder, emergency services had little to do Monday morning, he says.

In Kristiansand, Dyreparken had to close several locations as a result of the storm, but returned to full operation on Monday afternoon.

The Met Office has issued a lightning warning for Rogaland, Hordaland, Oslo, Viken and Vestfold and Telemark on Monday.

Heavy rain warning has also been issued in many places.

– We are talking about a real summer rain with heavy rain, and you have to take into account that in some places it can reach 20 millimeters per hour, meteorologist Martin Granerod at the Meteorological Center told Talkbladet on Sunday.

If there’s a risk of lightning, meteorologists recommend that you stay up to date on weather updates, unplug electrical appliances, seek shelter, don’t shower and avoid large open spaces and trees.

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