More than 120,000 lightnings leave 15,000 people in the dark during extreme weather in South Australia

More than 120,000 lightning strikes lit up the night sky over South Australia leaving 19,000 people in the dark. Picture: 7News More than 120,000 lightning strikes have lashed South Australia as wild weather hits the state.Of those, 19,608 bolts have struck the ground north-west of Adelaide since yesterday morning. The remainder were ocean-based or did not hit land. Lightning bolts seen from Franklin Harbor at Cowell. @AmeliaMulcahy7 will have the latest 7-day weather forecast in 7NEWS at 6pm. https://t.co/8ftPfFYTVQ #7NEWS pic.twitter.com/zvoIF9ge1k — 7NEWS Adelaide (@7NewsAdelaide) October 23, 2020 More than 15,000 were left without power on Friday during the storms. SA Power Networks says almost all of those outages were due to lightning. The largest outage was at Whyalla just before 10am, with more than 10,300 customers affected. Power was out for about an hour. Further heavy rain, hail and damaging winds are predicted over Clare and further north heading into Friday evening, while Adelaide is likely to escape most of the storm. Flooding concerns remain for areas north of the city with livestock at risk. Coastal regions are also expected to be lashed by strong winds. More extreme weather news on 7News, Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. Follow us: Facebook and Twitter. By the way you can also support us on Paypal. Please and thank you!

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