Originally posted by ezekielken
reply to post by GonzoSinister
Does the North seas get lightning strikes in the spring, summer? Wouldn't a rig be a lightning magnet?
its not unheard of however as im not meterologist i dunno how the current heat would change things, much like the rest of the world its been hotter here the last week or so than would be expected....
i imagine this causes high/low presure front that colide with high/ low pressure fronts from scandanavia but meh... as i said im no weather man.. maybe someone up to date on the way weather works could tell you how likley it is with current weather forces,
however, lightning usually comes with storms, storms up there are usually rather windy n stuff, i mean i know theres a lot of issue with weather n choppers not being able to take folk to the rigs, so as its gas... if the wind picks up and disperses it before lightning strikes i'd imagine it may be alright?
but to answer your question yes... there is lightning and being the only huge metal structure for miles they do work like big lightning rods...
Update... no word from my cousin yet but im expecting him to be back in the uk next weekend so i know he's out (possibly in brazil at present but he was told about stuff going down with deepwater horizon before most of us new)