Lesvos Lightning

On 6 August we had another spectacular electrical storm. Lesvos Lightning can be dramatic and the gaps between strikes can sometimes be counted in seconds. Below is a very short video that gives you some idea of the ‘fun’. Luckily for us, the rain didn’t arrive so we could sit on out on our doorstep and admire the show.

I am not sure that the people of Sigri and Eressos would have enjoyed it quite as much, the ground strikes seemed to be mostly in their direction. As you can see from the times of the strikes, that was a pretty hectic 10 minutes. I should also say that I did miss quite a few others in that period! These are just the most spectacular.

If you have any pictures of the Lesvos Lightning Show then please email them to us, we would love to share them.

Of course, we had plenty of time to prepare as Weather Underground gave a pretty accurate forecast. I like to think that was because of the data coming from the Molyvos Weather Station, but I suspect others had a hand in it too.

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About Robin

We started visiting Lesvos such a long time ago we can't remember when. We simply fell in love with the island in general and Molyvos in particular. In 2005 we bought some land and tried to manage the building of our house from the UK. Holidays became site visits and our house was [mostly] completed in 2007. In 2009 we sold up in the UK and moved to Molyvos. This is now our home and we count ourselves amongst the luckiest of the lucky. I am a member of the Molyvos Tourist Association, providing photographs for their brochures and general publicity. Most of my time is spent on activities to encourage tourism or taking photographs of one of the most beautiful places on earth. I also produce calendars and sell them on-line through Lesvos Calendars. Please visit and have a look. You can also see more of my photographs on my  Robin Sanders Photography website.

2 thoughts on “Lesvos Lightning

  1. I too have just built a home in Molyvos and look forward one day on retiring there. It would be good to catch up for an ouzo in August 2015 to hear all about your adventures .
    Enjoy Molyvos and hope to bumb into you one day.
    Nicholas Orfanides

    • We look forward to that Nicholas. Send us an email before you travel and we can arrange something.

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