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Lightning & Thunderstorms in Florida

When it rains in Florida, it usually pours! Florida’s Thunderstorms are beautiful and powerful and typically short-lived dropping inches of rain in a short period of time. The majority of Florida’s Thunderstorms come in the summer months in the afternoon. These thunderstorms are formed by the moist summer air and hot summer days combining causing the air to lift and form massive Cumulonimbus Clouds.

Lightning and thunderstorms are common in Florida with Central Florida being the most lightning prone region of Florida. In fact, lightning kills more people in Florida than all other types of weather hazards combined. The thunderstorm season in Florida lasts most of the year, however the most dangerous months for thunderstorms are June, July, and August.

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