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Is Heat Thunder a thing?
Last Updated: 25th May, 2020
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Furthermore, is Heat Lightning a thing?
Many people believe heat lightning is produced byhot and humid conditions, lighting up the night sky withoutany rain or thunder in the immediate area. This theory iscompletely false, and heat lightning does not actuallyexist.
Also, why is heat lightning caused? An observer may see nearby lightning, but thesound from the discharge is refracted over their head by a changein the temperature, and therefore the density, of the air aroundhim. The term “heat lightning” probably comesfrom the fact that the effect is most often seen on warm, humidnights during July and August.
Likewise, is there such a thing as heat thunder?
No, it is not possible to have thunder withoutlightning. Thunder is a direct result of lightning. However,it IS possible that you might see lightning and not hear thethunder because it was too far away. Sometimes this iscalled “heat lightning” because it occurs mostoften in the summer.
Is it safe to swim in heat lightning?
A: Swimming during a thunderstorm is one of themost dangerous things you can do. Lightning regularlystrikes water, and since water conducts electricity, a nearbylightning strike could kill or injure you. To be reallysafe, you should not swim in an indoor pool whenlightning is around.