Chongqing: Announcement of lightning monitoring bulletin

China Meteorological News correspondent Chen Wei reports that it is about to enter the lightning-prone period. Which area of ​​Chongqing has the most lightning strikes? How to prevent lightning disaster losses? A few days ago, the "Chongqing 2018 Thunderbolt Monitoring Bulletin" issued by the Chongqing Meteorological Bureau gave the answer.
According to the bulletin, there were 304,072 lightning strikes in Chongqing in 2018, including 14247 flashes and 289825 negative flashes. From the time point of view, August is a frequent occurrence of lightning, and 164,575 lightnings occurred in the city that month. Geographically, the region with the highest lightning intensity in the city is located in the south of Weinan, Xiushan and Chengkou, with the highest in Weinan. From the time point of view, lightning is more likely to occur from 8:00 to 9:00 pm, reaching 1965 times at the highest, and less frequent lightning from 6 to 7 in the morning.
In addition, according to incomplete statistics, there were 7 lightning disasters in the city in 2018, and the direct economic loss was 117,000 yuan.
Chongqing Meteorological Bureau reminds the public to enhance the awareness of lightning protection and disaster reduction, receive weather information and early warning signals through effective channels, and take effective measures in time according to the level of lightning disaster warning signals, away from isolated small buildings such as antennas and telephone poles; Detect and carry out routine maintenance, deal with hidden dangers in a timely manner; report to local meteorological authorities in time after lightning disasters, and assist in investigation and identification.

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Jan.14, 2019