Lightning map shows where storm struck in Northampton

Thanks to a dedicated lightning data website, the Chron has put together this map showing where lightning struck during the weekend's thunderstorm.

Tuesday, 29th May 2018, 5:35 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 6:08 pm
Map showing where lightning struck between 5pm on May 27 and 5am on May 28. (Credit: CC BY-SA 4.0 / Lightning data by and contributors)

According to the map, 560 lighting strokes were registered in Northampton and south of the town between Rothersthorpe, Milton Malsor and Hardingstone.

The map was generated by, which uses 'lightning event' data supplied by

Each blue marker on the map above shows a registered lightning stroke.

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It shows the greatest concentration of strikes was in the area around Hardingstone, Milton Malsor and Brackmills.

Blitzortung is a lightning detection network that locates electromagnetic discharges in the atmosphere using very low frequency radio receivers.

LightningMaps then uses the data to chart where the 'events' have hit.