Thousands of mind-blowing lightning strikes and thunderstorms raged across Britain after Boris Johnson was voted to be the next Conservative Party leader and, thereby, prime minister, prompting some social media users to jokingly conclude that this was not a coincidence. Many shared terrifying videos and pictures of lightning bolts flashing across the sky over the UK, suggesting that this can’t be a good sign.
A thunderstorm starts the minute boris's first day begins? Coincidence? I think not. pic.twitter.com/mB18nK6LOs— Hannah (@jk23xp) July 24, 2019
So big boy Boris became prime minister and we had a thunderstorm a few hours later🤔 I don’t see good signs already🚩— Vxthu (@__Vithu) July 24, 2019
Some suggested that other Biblical plagues are yet to come.
Intense heat, thunder and lightning on the day Boris Johnson becomes prime minister surely can't be a coincidence.— Aled & Teifi 🏴 (@AledGwynWiliams) July 24, 2019
Any reports of locusts? Raining frogs?
Others pointed out that the extremely hot weather might be another harbinger of the apocalypse, or the UK “self-combusting” over his election.
On the day of Boris Johnson’s leadership announcement as Prime Minister we’ve had the hottest day of the year followed by a lightning and thunderstorm.— Brumblebee 🐝 (@Redheadedchinny) July 24, 2019
Heaven and Hell have literally spoken.
The UK, as well as other European countries, has witnessed extreme heat, with 25 July becoming one of the hottest days on the continent, with dry air blowing in from northern Africa.
Britain is close to breaking its 2003 temperature record, meteorologists suggest, after temperatures across England exceeded 30C. The island has not only been melting under a heatwave, but has also been hit by thunderstorms across the country, with the Met Office warning of power cuts, travel delays and damages. BBC meteorologist Simon King revealed on 24 July that there had been around 45,000 lightning strikes across the island nation.