This was 'red sky in the middle of the night', which is not something i think i've seen before - it was close to a full moon so i guess that had something to do with it.
The lightning was quite weird - went outside to check it out and could see it flickering around me traveling horizontally and just a few feet away - that's something i have seen a couple of times before here - and then there were sparks coming out of an outside power point. At that stage i decided to go back inside!
The thing was that it wasn't a direct strike - there was still a few seconds delay before the thunder - which was incredibly loud and long
Today we've got the full heat brutality going - i see there's an apparent temp of 41C in Taipei for today and tomorrow - so a bit of an Extreme Temper Warning for anyone stuck outside and trying to get stuff done