Lightning strikes residential home in Tuen Mun; ‘Truly terrifying and really scary”: District Councilor

A terrifying moment for a residential home was captured on camera when lighting struck it due to the impact of Typhoon Mawar.

Chris Mak Yun-pui, a Sha Tin district councilor, posted a video on social media where it shows a lighting had struck a resident’s home in Tuen Mun.

According to Mak, he described it as “truly terrifying and really scary.”

The video was given by a resident to him.

The incident happened to be in the Wo Tin Estate in Tuen Mun.

The video shows lightning bolts coming from the sky and then entering the residential building.

A deafening sound was heard. A succession of lightning continued to flash in the sky several times, making it look like the building was repeatedly struck.

Earlier in the morning, the Hong Kong Observatory issued a thunderstorm warning at 3:15 am, which was later canceled by 9:55 am.

The Observatory also said that between 3 am to 9 am, there were about 12,367 cloud-to-ground lightning strikes in the city and 23,886 inter-cloud lightning strikes.

At noon, the Severe Tropical Storm Mawar was centered about 220 km southwest of Okinawa.

According to the Hong Kong Observatory, the weather is mainly fine over the Southeastern part of China.

But thundery showers triggered by high temperatures continue to affect the inland of Guangdong province.

Tonight’s forecast will remain cloudy with isolated showers and thunderstorms.

Hot with sunny intervals in the afternoon. There will be sunny intervals and a few showers in the next few days.


Credit/ccto: Chris Mak