All weekend long, the weather report has said that it was going to rain. It was supposed to rain Saturday, Sunday, and Monday but Istanbul didn't see a drop. When I checked the weather last night before going to bed, it showed storm clouds with two red lightning bolts. Very foreboding.
We had a sunny morning but in the afternoon, the wind picked up and the thunder and lightning began. At one point, the thunder was making car alarms go off.
About 20 minutes into the storm, I could see the sun coming out in the southeast.
A few minutes after that, the storm passed. In this last picture, you can see the last of the storm clouds on the left side and the blue sky on the right. We went from sunny to storm to sunny in less than an hour. That's some crazy weather.