Top 10 Most Remarkable Severe Weather Events in Europe in 2016

As 2017 gets underway, we look back at the most remarkable severe weather events in Europe in 2016. The past year was certainly highlighted by some very remarkable events. The following are the events that in our opinion were the most remarkable either in their severity, rarity, their attractiveness for storm chasers or the social media discussions, chatter and impact they generated. Enjoy our list, and if you wish to add severe weather events by your choice, do join us in the discussion on our Facebook page! We would love to hear your opinion.

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10. Upward lightning over Istanbul, Turkey on December 2, 2016

In No.10 spot is the spectacular upward lightning video, made in Istanbul, Turley on December 2, 2016. Upward lightning usually occurrs when there is a close positive CG (Cloud-to-Ground lightning bolt). You can see in the video a big lightning flash in the left part of the field of view, likely the positive CG lightning bolt, which induces the spectacular upward lightning. Tesla approves.