We have seen buildings only 200 or 300 meters away get hit by huge lightning bolts. The thunder claps have been loud and some of them have even shaken the windows.
Visibility at one point was down to only a few hundred meters due to the torrential downpour. The rain has stopped now, but the lightning and thunder is still going strong.
Its cool! I love storms - the gloom and the moodiness of it - and particularly at the moment, the rain. Shanghai and surrounding areas is desperately short of water - bring it on!
Interested in lightning - read how it's made - from NASA so it must be right!
Photo from Wang Jian Shuo's blog.
Here are some more cool lightening photos if you are interested.