A total of 776,126 lightning strikes hit the peninsula and the Balearic Islands this past August. This is the highest figure since 2000.

It has been an extraordinarily stormy month on the peninsula, with thunderstorms on all but one day. This has occurred, among other reasons, due to the cold air troughs over the peninsula and the humidity of the Mediterranean. These storms have caused numerous forest fires in our country, seriously endangering living beings and properties.

As for the month of September, it should be noted that the activity of the atmosphere begins to be more active and it is common for storms to discharge more lightning. Therefore, experts qualify as “normal” the intense storms that are affecting the entire peninsula during this last week.