Ok so usually I don’t even talk about the weather little alone blog about. I’m not one of those people who complains when its too cold or when its too hot. (Its always too cold for me, my preferred temperature is above 25 degrees, 30-32 is ideal). Having lived in Canada my whole life, up until over a year ago, I’ve experienced my fair share of cold days and tornado watches. But the weather in Brussels is truely crazy.
This morning at 7:00am I woke up to the cracking of lightening and rumbling of thunder. Never in my life have I heard these sounds the morning. It was dark enough that I had to turn the lights on in the apartment, which I haven’t had to do since February.
By the time I got to work the sky was starting to break up after a full night of storming and it was only sprinkling. Then at 9:30am the sky went black like someone turned the lights out. The thunder stopped, no lightening just blackness. It was intimidating because hearing nothing and seeing only blackness, you don’t know what’s coming. It felt like the apocalypse was upon us.
As the blackness turned to a light shade of grey, the lightening returned in full force and the white rocks of hail came pelting down. It is still less scary that tornado watches, but it sure does create a mood. Its mother nature saying “don’t you dare mess with me.”
Later in the afternoon around 2:00pm the sun came out and it ended up being 20+ degrees for the rest of the day. I even opened the window and stayed comfortably in my t-shirt. So its officially weirder and much worse weather than the Arctic Chill I experienced in Canada. This makes me hope that the weather will improve because sadly just last week a severe storm killed people attending a rock concert in Belgium and injured many.
If you’re ever looking for a scary setting for a story, make a thunderstorm happen in the morning and have day turn to night.
What’s the weirdest or scariest weather you’ve experienced?