Yorkshire weather: Seven facts about lightning that will blow your mind

THE night skies across Yorkshire offered up a stunning show on Tuesday as a series of thunderstorms made their way across the county.

The picture was taken in complete darkness - all the light across Nidderdale is from the lightning taken by Stephen Mobbs, looking north-west from Felliscliffe towards Pateley Bridge.

Sheet and fork lightning could be seen for miles around, lighting up the night with spectacular scenes. But what do we know about lightning??? Here are some facts that will blow your mind...


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