I went for a walk today during a thunderstorm. It was hot and humid and not currently raining. I strolled along the seafront listening to the loud sounds of thunder echo around the sky. I pulled out my phone and snapped this photo above. I managed to catch this lightning strike on camera!
I stayed and watched the storm move west, where the sky was gloomy and dark. In the other direction the sky was clear and blue. Then, all of a sudden, it started to rain heavily. The rain was cold, but it wasn't hail.
Thunder - The loud sound of clouds in a storm
Lightning - The electric flashes of light in the sky made by a storm
Thunderstorm - A storm with thunder
Humid - Moisture (water) in the air
Heavy rain - "Heavy" is used to describe lots of rain (opposite of light rain)
Hail - Ice falling from the sky, frozen rain