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Watch: Vancouverites share jaw-dropping videos of epic thunderstorm during sunset

"An unexpected light show." ⚡⚡⚡
Vancouver, B.C. residents shared videos of a powerful thunderstorm that dazzled skies with lightning on April 21, 2022, in places like English Bay.

We warned you that some stormy weather was possible in Vancouver this week — and the forecast was spot on. 

On Thursday (April 21), Vancouver Is Awesome noted that Environment Canada was calling for a risk of thunderstorms in the afternoon and heading into the evening.

Around sunset, a powerful thunderstorm dazzled downtown Vancouver skies with electric light. When it occurred, a vibrant sunset had already transformed the skyline with warm pink and purple hues. 

Mark Atomos Pilon was riding his bicycle when he stopped to shoot some videos of the "unexpected light show" near English Bay. 

While he stuck around for a while, the Vancouver resident commented on Twitter that "there was a moment when I hightailed it out of there since I was on a rolling lighting rod."

Other locals also shared footage of the lightning in Vancouver skies. 

Ever wondered why epic thunderstorms are so rare in Vancouver? Environment Canada explains when you are most likely to spot them.