I am often asked, when people see my award winning image of colossal lightning strikes crashing down above Blackpool, how I captured it. The answer is not that I was simply lucky, although luck played some part, but that a number of things came together to make the shot possible. It was actually the first time I had ever photographed lightning!
To celebrate World Meteorological Day (#WorldMetDay) on 23rd March, the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS) are running a competition with @StormHour. The theme of this year's World Meteorological Day is 'Understanding Clouds', so we are running a mini cloud competition.