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Lightning science, myths and survival tips


Lightning is fascinating, dangerous and beautiful. This article explains the science of lightning in simple language, debunks popular myths, and provides surprisingly effective survival tips.

  • The physics of thunder and lightning
  • Is it safe to drive during lightning?
  • Are mobile phones dangerous?
  • Can we take shelter under a tree?
  • Can we calculate how far away the lightning strike was?
  • Does lightning strike planes?
  • Where is the safest place to be?
  • Are swimming pools safe?
  • Should we remove jewellery and watches?
  • How to revive a lightning strike victim?
  • What to do if we are outdoors?

An interesting and must read article written by Dr Rajeev Jayadevan

How to be safe from lightning


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