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Earth's Lightning Hotspots
World Records

Earth's Lightning Hotspots

Lake Maracaibo is the top hotspot, averaging over 232 flashes / km 2 / year. Lake Maracaibo: The world's top lightning hotspot is over Lake Maracaibo in northwestern Venezuela. Here, nocturnal thunderstorms occur on average about 297 days per year and produce an average of about 232 lightning flashes / square kilometer / year.

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World Records

Earth's Lightning Hotspots

Lake Maracaibo is the top hotspot, averaging over 232 flashes / km 2 / year. Lake Maracaibo: The world's top lightning hotspot is over Lake Maracaibo in northwestern Venezuela. Here, nocturnal thunderstorms occur on average about 297 days per year and produce an average of about 232 lightning flashes / square kilometer / year.
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