Autumn in my region has many storms because the cold winds from southern pole want to invade the hot zones of central Brazil, it is like a war, sometimes the heated mass wins and push the cold areas to the sea, sometimes the polar mass wins and invades central Brazil. My region is one of their preferred battlefield and the storms are the southern army arriving. Strong winds, tick rains, blizzard storms, thunderbolts and even tornados are part of the game. If the northern army wins you can face drought and heat, if the southern army is strong enough you will have some fast rain, frost or even snow at south.
Another image from my window.
Thunderstorms are something so fascinating and utterly scary at the same time. Some folks are crazy enough to chase them. I rather handle it like you and see a storm through the window of my flat or the car.
Very nice or rather spooky atmosphere with the palm tree in the front illuminated by the lightning.
Excellent shot, yes, nature has a war with itself, the cold air and warm moisture collides. Even with many lighting, it is not easy to catch on camera. This is perfect lighting shot with the silhouette of the palm tree. The trees give suggestion of tropical area.