PHOTOS: Day Becomes Night as Sudden Storm Downs Trees in Guangzhou

By Matthew Bossons, April 21, 2017

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At sometime around noon today, we looked out our office window and were surprised to see a storm of Biblical proportions outside. Under a darkened sky, heavy winds whipped marble-sized raindrops through the air, creating a kind of liquid shrapnel while thunder boomed from all directions.

In short: Mother Nature put on one hell of a show. Anyone who has lived in Guangzhou long enough will probably agree that we saw more extreme-weather action today than we do during most typhoons that've hit the city. Just check out the images below, taken this afternoon.

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By 2pm, the rain had stopped, the sky had lightened up considerably and the thunder was just a distant echo – in Yuexiu District anyway (Baiyun was probably still getting hammered).

Despite the storm being relatively short-lived as they always seem to be in the PRD, Guangzhouers were able to snap some pretty ominous shots:

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Watch footage of the storm below (VPN off):

Just in case the stormy weather continues all weekend, here is a list of six ways to stay sane in rainy Guangzhou.

[Images via Weibo, WeChat]

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