We had some heavy showers today, but sadly no storm. I enjoy rain sometimes, especially big showers, as long as I can stay inside and dry. Rainy afternoons are lovely when you want to read and rainy nights are soothing when you want to sleep. Rain is great to set the atmosphere in a pulp fiction story and you might as well have the real thing outside to enhances the experience. Heavy rain is brilliant because it is so dramatic. Francis Ford Coppola said something about it in the commentaries on The Godfather: bad weather is free special effects. I agree with this.
At work, part of the roof is a glass window, which makes it quite sensitive to weather. Our flat in the attic has the same quality: it makes you closer to wild weather. I could have stayed in the stairs watching and listening to the rain when it started, but it would have looked silly. I will have to wait for the weekend to enjoy it here.