Brazil’s biggest city escaped its most severe drought in decades on Monday — but with a storm that brought marble-sized hail to São Paulo. Hail is a rarity for the region, with some citizens explaining to local media that their children had never seen hail or played with naturally occurring ice.
As shown in the following video, it blanketed the city’s streets, and the ensuing melt flooded some areas of the city and stranding vehicles:
The city faces the possibility of water rationing only weeks ahead of the start of the World Cup games in Brazil. The storm affected a match between the Corinthisans and Figueirense played Sunday night in the newly-constructed Itaquerao Stadium, sending spectators not underneath the partially completed roof in search of shelter as reported by The Independent.