Definition of electrical storm in English:

electrical storm

(also electric storm)


  • A thunderstorm or other violent disturbance of the electrical condition of the atmosphere.

    • ‘In short, this could manifest itself into tornadoes, hurricanes and electrical storms.’
    • ‘While rainstorms were not new to the community, the addition of electrical storms was considered unusual to Sachs Harbour residents.’
    • ‘In 1953 Stanley Miller, a University of Chicago graduate student, found that by simulating the conditions of a primordial electrical storm, he could generate alanine and leucine in racemic form.’
    • ‘Easter in New Zealand started with electrical storms and tornados.’
    • ‘Conditions were variable, to say the least - on one day, 40-knot winds brought rain and electrical storms, and a sandstorm lasted all day.’
    • ‘Titch and his team had to endure days of freezing snowstorms, avalanches and electrical storms on the trip to a remote part of China.’
    • ‘His comeback was interrupted by the humid conditions in Kuala Lumpur which sparked an electrical storm.’
    • ‘I'm deathly afraid of heavy-duty electrical storms with lightning bolts jumping around all over the place.’
    • ‘For the last three nights, spectacular electrical storms have drifted over the city, threatening a downpour that finally arrived with a vengeance last night.’
    • ‘They stop the sudden electrical storms that move like summer rain with bright and quick lightning.’
    • ‘As Joe reached for the mare's lead rope the electrical storm let rip with one almighty crack of thunder, right overhead.’
    • ‘Dozens of lightning bolts lit the night sky as an electrical storm swept the region.’
    • ‘Last week there was a horrendous electric storm, probably the most spectacular storm I have ever seen in Pattaya.’
    • ‘Impulse noise can be the result of electrical storms, ignition noise, electromechanical switching equipment, and noisy power sources, to name a few.’
    tempest, squall


electrical storm