posted on May, 16 2009 @ 09:32 AM
I went out earlier to get some tea and noticed some bright blue flashes in the western sky. That was at about 6:30pm. It's now 2:14am and there are
still blue flashes in the western sky, but I can't hear the thunder. The weather situation is 14 deg celsius, nor'west wind blowing and the sky is
clear apart from some blobs of cloud passing over.
I did a Google search and discovered it could be heat lightning! Here
the site with information on it. I did check MetService
and found that there
is some stormy weather forcast for the west coast, specifically Hokitika. That's 160km (100miles) away from where I live!
It is pretty cool that it's visible from so far away, and it does look spectacular in the night sky. Just posting because this is a novelty to me and
I've never seen it before. It's usually raining and freezing on the odd occasion we do get lightning storms