toronto lightning storm august 9th

Amazing Lightning Show Over Toronto

That's some amazing lighting we're seeing out there tonight. Since dusk, a very active thunderstorm has been ripping through the Toronto area, bringing torrents of rain (and even knocking out power to part of Pearson Airport). But it's also bringing visually stunning bolts of lighting at a frequency and scope not often seen.

blogTO readers are already submitting some great photos to the blogTO Flickr pool, some of which are included below.

toronto lightning storm august 9thtoronto lightning storm august 9thtoronto lightning storm august 9thtoronto lightning photos20090809_lightning10.jpgtoronto lightning storm august 9thtoronto lightning storm august 9thtoronto lightning storm august 9thtoronto lightning storm august 9th20090809_lightning11.jpg20090809_lightning12.jpg20090809_lightning13.jpg20090809_lightning14.jpg20090809_lightning15.jpg20090809_lightning16.jpg20090809_lightning17.jpg20090809_lightning18.jpg20090809_lightning19.jpg



UPDATE: also see some incredible amateur videos of the storm.

Photos (in order of appearance) by dave_in_t_o, travisdavidwood, Toronto Paul, Somewhere In Toronto, wvs, slightly awkward, markosaar, Robert Bava, and dilligafftw (2), dpnsan, Dave Tran, mattjiggins, --Steve--, thru_the_night, Jeff-C-C, IzzyNomad, w1n9zr0, and johncavacas.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

This secluded forest in Toronto is perfect for a nature stroll

One of Toronto's most colourful bridges is being demolished

Someone just noticed an amazing hidden detail in Toronto's dog fountain

54 cannabis delivery and curbside pickup options in Toronto

The history of the Sunnylea neighbourhood in Toronto

This weird event in 1855 sparked the creation of the Toronto Police Force

10 organizations to support on GoFundMe instead of Adamson BBQ

Toronto finally decides to save the city's oldest tree and make it the focal point of a new park