Lightning bolt sets a car on fire, Israel

Lightning bolt sets a car on fire, Israel

Intense thunderstorm, accompanied by heavy rainfall swept Eilat, Israel on October 27, 2016. Severe flooding forced the officials to shut down the roads as several weather-related incidents occurred. Luckily, no serious injuries or deaths were reported.

The National Weather Service reported 27.7 mm (1 inch) of rainfall in the city during October 27 with 21.4 mm (0.8 inches) observed in only two hours during the morning (local time). The amount of precipitation recorded in only one day can be compared to an entire annual average rainfall in Eilat.

A car struck by a lightning in Eilat, Israel, October 27, 2016. Image credit: Ilya Fainshtein (@severeweatherEU)

A car struck by a lightning in Eilat, Israel, October 27, 2016. Image credit: Ilya Fainshtein (@severeweatherEU)

A car struck by a lightning in Eilat, Israel, October 27, 2016. Image credit: Ilya Fainshtein (@severeweatherEU)

The local airport was forced to shut down on the occasion but was reopened again on the same day.

Two vehicles got stranded in flood waters, while one of them was set on fire, as it got hit by a lightning.

Featured image: A car struck by a lightning in Eilat, Israel, October 27, 2016. Image credit: Ilya Fainshtein (@severeweatherEU)

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