UK Lightning Tracker

UK Lightning Tracker

A lightning tracker lets weather observers track thunderstorms in and around their local area. The tracker is connected to a lightning detection network which locates electromagnetic discharges in the atmosphere with the help of Very Low Frequency or VLF receivers.

Lightning strikes are shown in real-time on a zoomable map, but during times of severe weather, a delay of a few seconds may occur due to increased server load.

Many websites show real-time lightning maps and animations, including historical data archives. Listed below is a selection of sites offering data from the UK and worldwide.

Free Lightning Trackers

Track current thunderstorm activity worldwide and access archives back to January 2019.

View real-time lightning strikes across the UK and Europe. Toggle the options for audible alerts and thunder sound fronts when zoomed in.

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