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All About Lightning And Tornados

Important facts about lightning !

Lightning is a big shock that can be seen from a very far distant. Lightning is all ways accompanied with the sound of thunder. Lightning is 27,000 degrees Celsius. Lightning kills and injures more people than in hurricane or tornado. There are 3 main types of lightning. The first name is Intra cloud the second one is called cloud to cloud and the third type is called cloud to ground.

How lightning is formed ?

Lightning is form when the built up electrons or negative charges in clouds that attract to positive charges in clouds or on the ground.

These Are Some Pictures Of Different Types of Lightning

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8 Fun Facts About Tornados

  • Most tornadoes have wind speeds less than 100 miles per hour


  • The USA averages around 1200 tornadoes every year, more than any other country

  • In the southern hemisphere tornadoes usually rotate in a clockwise direction


  • In the northern hemisphere tornadoes usually rotate in a counterclockwise direction


  • A tornado that occurs over water is often called a waterspout


  • A tornado is a rapidly spinning tube of air that touches both the ground and the cloud above


  • Tornadoes are sometimes called twisters


  • Extreme tornadoes can reach wind speeds of over 300 miles per hour

How Do Tornadoes Form ?

Thunderstorms develop when warm, moist air rises and cools. This creates clouds. Water vapor condenses and releases heat. This release of heat creates the energy in a thunderstorm. Under certain conditions, when the air moving up into the cloud is very strong, a tornado can form or happen. The whirling winds are like a spinning column of air that comes down from the thundercloud. The winds can be as strong as 300 miles per hour. When the tornado reaches the ground, the whirling winds can cause a great deal of damage. The larger tornadoes can travel fast and can last for hours.