Singapore was once dubbed the lightning capital of the world, and on May 8, residents of the Little Red Dot were shown why.
Speaking to Mothership, Folan said that the videos and photos were taken on his iPhone between 7 and 7:30pm in Eunos.
Lightning capital of the world
Each square kilometer of land in Singapore can be struck up to 16 times annually.
April, May and November are the most lightning-prone months as a result of the intense inter-monsoon conditions.
This makes us effectively one of the lightning capitals of the world.
However, lightning strikes can be fatal and cause critical injury; so the outdoors are no place to be during a thunderstorm.
Thankfully, more often than not, Singapore — with its many shelters and indoor spaces — is generally well-protected from lightning.
Top image from Brent Folan via the Nature Society (Singapore) Facebook page