Gap witnessed the storm in Italy. A “very classic spring or summer phenomenon.”
Overnight from Friday to Saturday, heavy thunderstorms in Italy lit up the high alpine sky for several tens of minutes. The light flashes were visible from Gap.
The video was shot around Chorges at 5 a.m. on Saturday. The camera is set to face east.
This event is “very classic in spring or summer,” according to Paul Marquis of Météo Alpes Durance.
According to Paul Marquis, in ideal conditions like this night, thunderstorms can be seen 150 to 200 kilometers away due to the clear sky.