New Zealand's Environment Reporting Series: The Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand
Lightning is the discharge of electricity from thunderstorms. Ground strikes can cause significant damage to property and infrastructure, and injure or kill people and livestock. Lightning is often associated with other severe weather events, such as strong wind gusts. Thunderstorms may increase in frequency and intensity with climate change. This dataset relates to the "Lightning" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.