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Thompson Okanagan residents capture stunning photos of lightning strikes

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August 01, 2020 - 8:41 AM

Thunderstorms rolled across the Thompson Okanagan last night, and residents were eager to capture the action.

Images were taken from across Kamloops to the Okanagan. Environment Canada predicted thunderstorms would occur Friday, July 31 and Monday, Aug. 3.

Today's forecast, Aug. 1, has a 30 per cent chance of showers with a risk of a thunderstorm later this afternoon in Kelowna, according to Environment Canada's website.

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/John Lamb

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Melanie Kooistra

A heat warning is in effect for Kamloops, which is expected to reach a high of 36 C today. Vernon also has a 30 per cent chance of rain today with thunderstorms this afternoon. Penticton's high will be 34 C this afternoon.

Remember, when thunder roars, head indoors.

"If you can hear thunder, you can get hit by lightning. Take shelter immediately. If you cannot find a sturdy, fully enclosed building with wiring and plumbing, get into a metal-roofed vehicle. Stay inside for 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder," according to the Government of Canada.

Taking photos of the night sky? We have a quick guide that can make your nighttime photos stand out.

READ MORE: How to make your night sky photography stand out

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Rosemary Kean

Image Credit: SUBMITTED/Vanessa Isnardy


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