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Volunteers listening out for lightning strikes

2 July 2014 Last updated at 09:39 BST

A world-wide team of volunteers is helping to create a low budget, lightning location network using a low frequency radio receiver.

The last two hours of lightning activity is displayed on the Blitzortung website and can be used by weather hobbyists and not-for-profit meteorologists for use in their predictions and weather forecasts.

BBC Click's Spencer Kelly reports.

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