The weather is pretty funny at the moment. One day it’s super stormy with heavy rain and heavy thunderstorms, and in-between we have days that are sunny and humid. Right now it’s like alternating between a stormy day, and then a sunny day. Oh, and talking about the humid days, it seems like I am a bit hardened by the last year (the incredibly hot and humid European summer in 2018). I am pretty sure I would already start to complain about the humid weather, but now I know it could be worse. Like a neighbor said when we discussed this “Well, last year it was continuously humid from spring to autumn”. So, at the moment I can still live with it, and apart from that it’s the second or third year where I regularly go jogging, so I am pretty fit at the moment and have a different tolerance now. But then again, I still don’t want to see a summer like in 2018 again.
Talking about the bad weather with heavy rain and thunderstorms, I like that because here in the northern part of Germany, it always happened at regular intervals. But the difference is maybe that when a storm came up back then, the air cooled off, while it today can stay humid during the storm and even warm rain feels a bit outlandish to me. With that said, to me, it also seems like the storms are a lot more violent today and it can go from summer day to stormy day within 5 minutes. You sometimes don’t even know where the clouds come from. In one minute it’s a cloud-free sunny day and you walk into a store, and when you come out of the store the heaven is dark purple, and what was a parking lot in front of the store is now a pond.
Yesterday I visited my mother and we sat on her balcony when a storm came up. It happened that fast, that it appeared unbelievable to me. And then we saw something that we never saw in our lives. The thunderbolts must have been somewhere outside of our city in the south-west direction. What we saw were continuous flashes from the same direction, 10 minutes straight. It was a spectacle. And later when I went home, there were thunderbolts in all directions except here in our city where we just had heavy rain and where we heard the thunder. On my way back home, it was a real light show, but it somehow also looked like the end of the world. If it wouldn’t be so dangerous to use a tripod and camera outside during a storm, you would have gotten awesome photos because the direction didn’t even matter. It was beautiful and awe-inspiring at the same time.