Chengdu struck by 8,444 times of lightning within 12 hours: airport shutdown for 3 hours

Passengers stranded in Chengdu Shuanliu International Airport

Chengdu yesterday witnessed the strongest lighting weather since the beginning of summer this year; within 12 hours time from 18:00 to 6:00 the day before yesterday, 8,444 times of lightning occurred.

Chengdu Municipal Meteorological Observatory issued a rainstorm warning yesterday afternoon saying that within the following 36 hours there will be thundershowers, some places will have heavy rain reaching 100 mm or more.

Affected by the thundershowers weather, from yesterday morning 3:40am occur to 7am, the Shuangliu International Airport had been closed for more than three hours.

Source: Chengdu Evening Post

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