According to USA TODAY, the difference between isolated and scattered thunderstorms is determined by the probability of precipitation. If the chance of precipitation is less than 30 percent, then the National Weather Ser... More » Science Weather & Tides Storms

Uganda is the country that has the most thunderstorms. The northern Lake Victoria of Kampala in Uganda experiences the maximum number of thunderstorms, at 242 days per year on average, compared to any other country in th... More » Science Weather & Tides Storms

Forty-five thousand thunderstorms occur on a daily basis around the world. Two thousand thunderstorms are taking place on Earth at any given moment in time. More » Science Weather & Tides Storms
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