Thunderstorm lights up Okanagan skies for third straight night

Click to play video: 'Timelapse of Friday night thunderstorm in Okanagan'
Timelapse of Friday night thunderstorm in Okanagan
Another thunderstorm rolled across the Okanagan on Friday night, and, for the second time in as many evenings, Global Okanagan's Travis Lowe created a timelapse video of it. The hour-long exposure, condensed into 37 seconds, features scores of cloud lightning – Aug 13, 2022

Sunny skies are in the Okanagan forecast following a dramatic overnight thunderstorm that showered the area with lightning and rain.

According to the BC Wildfire Service, there were 2,665 lightning strikes in the Kamloops Fire Centre on Friday. Overall, there were 8,607 lightning strikes in B.C.

  • Cariboo Fire Centre: 433
  • Coastal Fire Centre: 668
  • Kamloops Fire Centre: 2,665
  • Northwest Fire Centre: 2,016
  • Prince George Fire Centre:776
  • Southeast Fire Centre: 784
  • B.C: 8,607

It was the third time this week that an overnight thunderstorm rolled across the region.

Overnight Wednesday, Aug. 10, there were 1,213 lightning strikes in the fire centre. Overnight Thursday, Aug. 11, the region had 2,617 lightning strikes.

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And, like both those nights, Global News viewers had their cellphones and cameras out Friday night, capturing the weather display.

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Below are some of the photos that were sent in.

Looking ahead, Environment Canada’s weekend forecast for the Okanagan is calling for sunny skies and highs of 29-30 C, along with overnight lows of 12-14 C.

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Click to play video: 'Thunderstorm rolls through Okanagan at sunset'
Thunderstorm rolls through Okanagan at sunset

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