S1: Thunderstorms | Fierce Earth

At any one time it is estimated that 2000 thunderstorms are happening across the world. The team investigate what makes the thundercloud so feared and Leo faces some giant hailstones. Leo and Mike enrol as pylon workers in Florida to find out how the men who do it avoid killer lightning strikes, and we meet the UK boy who cheated death when he was struck by lightning.

Clip Info
  • Clip length: 26'53''
  • Broadcast year: 2013
Curriculum Connection
  • Geography | Human and physical geography | Climate zones

Licence: ERA Licence required


UK only
Staff and students of licensed education establishments only
Cannot be adapted

  • Provider: BBC
  • Channel: CBBC
  • Programme: Fierce Earth
  • Series: 1
  • Episode: Thunderstorms