Leading employee of the Phobos weather center, Yevgeny Tishkovets, promised that Muscovites would be able to see the night lightning on the evening of July 14th. His words convey RIA News…
As the forecaster said, due to the energy stress in the atmosphere and the positive energy of instability, powerful cumulus clouds will form at an altitude of 10-11 kilometers. In turn, their appearance will lead to dry thunderstorms and night lightning.
Tishkovets explained that a dry thunderstorm occurs at temperatures above plus 30 degrees and low relative humidity. At the same time, precipitation does not have time to reach the earth’s surface and evaporates in the atmosphere. Under these conditions, lightning often causes major fires, he warned.
During lightning, peals of thunder are not heard due to the range, but you can see flashes of lightning, the light of which is reflected from the tops of cumulonimbus clouds, the forecaster said. He added that the phenomenon can be seen at night.
Earlier it was reported that the temperature record of 85 years ago was broken in Moscow. On July 13, at the VDNKh metro station in the capital, the air temperature reached 32.7 degrees. This is 0.3 degrees above the all-time high for that day, recorded in 1936.