An Afternoon Heat Storm in Medellín

It's the first day of 2018 and quiet outside. Most businesses are closed following new years celebrations. Though the streets have the occasional wanderer, many people are home with their families, which is a popular way to celebrate new years eve here. 

Around 4pm, the 80-degree sunshine was replaced with storm clouds and then a crack of thunder (trueno). A few more bangs and then the sky opened up, filling the thick air with a downpour of hot rain.

These photos are caught on impulse from the vantage point of my apartment in the Laureles neighborhood of Medellín, where we stood and listened in a peaceful wonder.   

Posted on January 1, 2018 .