Following the radar images on Metcheck.com, I could tell the rain was heading this way, but I hadn’t anticipated quite so much thunder to go with it! The rain was heading from the south, but this was the view to the north-east before the rain arrived.
I still haven’t managed to get my timing right to take a photo of lightning, but I did get lucky with a video, and was able to take a still from that…. it does look really weird, with the glow from the lightning above the main cloud.
After the storm passed by, it was like a different day’s weather entirely – there was a really clear halo around the sun as it seemed to break through the clouds.