These shots were taken about half 1 in the morning from my back garden capturing what was one the biggest storms we've had in years and it was awesome.
The last time we had a real biggie I was stuck in Sainsburys and couldn't get to the car the rain was so hard. By the time I got home for the camera I just caught the anvil cloud moving away.
If we don't get thunder and lightning much we do get a load of dramatic squalls. If you get up somewhere high you can get some incredible views of these self contained weather systems.