Jonas asked in Science & MathematicsWeather · 5 months ago

Is it alright to be in a forest with many trees during a thunderstorm?

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  • 5 months ago

    Not the best place to be, but you're not really in greater danger there than you would be standing in an open field acting as the only notable target in the vicinity.

  • 5 months ago

    Wouldn't be a forest if there were only a few trees. More trees means less chance of being struck. Don't be the tallest object.

  • 5 months ago

    You do know being struck by lightning is rarely fatal?

  • 5 months ago

    Well, not really. But if you happen to be, I would say lie low.

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  • TQ
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    It is alright [sic] to be in a forest with many trees during a thunderstorm as long as you're willing to accept the risk of being electrocuted by lightning.

    • Atarah Derek
      Lv 7
      5 months agoReport

      Of which there is practically none. There's a far greater risk of being hit by debris from an exploding tree or getting caught in a forest fire.

  • 5 months ago

    All you can do in a thunderstorm if you happen to be caught amongst a bunch of trees. Is to get away from the tall ones and try to find the lowest lying smallest tree. Lightning is going to hit the tallest tree. So try to find the lowest area that you can possibly find and stay away from the tall trees.

  • 5 months ago

    It's definitely safer than being in an open meadow. You can still get electrocuted, especially if the ground is wet.

    Best to not go directly near tall tree trunks.

  • 5 months ago

    Well animals have to,so don't see why not.

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