There are around 2,000 thunderstorms happening on Earth at all times.
The number of thunderstorms you see depends on where you live on the planet. For example, the United States is estimated to have 100,000 thunderstorms per year. However, there are 16 million thunderstorms on Earth each year. According to the National Severe Storms Laboratory, this equates to approximately 2,000 thunderstorms at any given time.