Kilauea not only continues to spew lava across Hawaii’s volcanic Big Island but it is also creating its own weather over lower Puna as excessive heat enhances unstable weather, such as intense thunderstorms and torrential rain.
On Monday, officials said pyrocumulonimbus clouds caused a series of explosive thunderstorms over the area.
The National Weather Service reported more than 1200 lightning strikes between 7am and 2pm local time.
Nanawale Estates resident Gary Blume said: "This is thunder and lightning right over our heads, not moving.
“It’s starting to drive people crazy.”