Washington State lightning storm seen from Victoria 2019 (Doug Clement Photography)

Southern Vancouver Island residents were treated to quite the show Saturday night thanks to our neighbours down south.

Last night a massive lightning storm traveled through Washington state and Seattle – between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. there were over a thousand lightning strikes, able to be seen from Victoria.

Seeing a thunderstorm is a rare phenomenon for them just as much as it is for us.

People from Sooke to Sidney reported being able to see the strikes.

According to the National Weather Service, about 1,250 lightning strikes were recorded in western Washington state during a storm that caused widespread power outages.

Doug Clement captured these photos near the tail end of the storm – this is the view from Colwood looking towards downtown Victoria and Washington state.

Clover point and Dallas road

Posted by Victoria Buzz on Sunday, September 8, 2019

Cruise ships at Ogden point

Posted by Victoria Buzz on Sunday, September 8, 2019

Posted by Victoria Buzz on Sunday, September 8, 2019

Let us know where you watched the storm from in the comment section below!