In fact, lightning can heat the air it passes through to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit (5 times hotter than the surface of the sun).
Newsweek, Tiny Fox Lab

Air is a very poor conductor of electricity and gets extremely hot when lightning passes through it. In fact, lightning can heat the air it passes through to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit (5 times hotter than the surface of the sun).Tiny Fox Lab Facts

Preview photo credit: Newsweek
Source: weather.gov/safety/lightning…