Photos From Last Night’s Thunderstorm

By Vancity Buzz Staff | 8:36 am PST, Fri August 30, 2013 | Speak Up

While Vancouver is no stranger to rain, last night’s long and violent thunder and lightning storm was something that doesn’t come too often.

Beginning at approximately 11 pm on Thursday evening, the heavy rainfall warning came true and was followed by frequent flashes of lightning and loud thunder for nearly an hour. According to Environment Canada, nearly 1,000 lightning strikes were recorded throughout the storm’s duration.

The massive storm first made landfall over Vancouver before heading towards the region’s eastern suburbs.

Long time Vancity Buzz reader Jeremy Lim sent us this audio recording of last night’s storm:


Lightning Bolt

Image: Arthur Degirmentas

241 Lightning #coalharbour #vancouver #lightning #thunderstorm #nofilter #atotd "Awesome thunderstorm"

Image: Claude Schneider

Lightning / Thunderstorm in Vancouver

Image: Cameron Brown



Image: Mindfuel Photography

Vancouver Thunderstorm Lightning

Image: Peter So


Image: Michael Sean O’Rafferty


Torrential rain causes major flooding at the intersection of Broadway and Cambie Street (Broadway-City Hall Canada Line Station):

Lightning knocks out Vancouver street light:

Thunder, lightning, and torrential rain:




Feature image: Mindfuel Photography

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