There’s nothing like a change in weather to get people talking, and in a desert country, what’s more exciting than rain?
Residents of Qatar got a bit of rain and reactions on Twitter was a mix of shock, awe, confusion, and wishes for more to come.
Monday evening offered a bit of foreshadowing for the pleasant gift to come.
Tuesday didn't get off to a great start:
@WeatherSteff : A dusty Doha day and getting worse. Winds increasing, gusts to 50kph later…and chance of rain (perhaps thunderstorms?!) from 6pm onwards.
But sprinkles began in the afternoon, stopping and starting sporadically through the rest of the day.
@mukesh6582:  Wow Rain Started in # DOHA #QATAR. :) Yuppppppppppppy
@dohanews:  It's raining, it's pouring… oh wait, it stopped already #doha #rain http://twitpic.com/4jy7o3
@jmugford:  @dohanews We've got thunder in Duhail!
@DohaCandy:  pouring with rain in ain khalid #doha #qatar
@hussdajani: LOL, ok, my question comes again….. What the hell is wrong with the weather in Qatar? #rain #hot http://yfrog.com/h85kptjj
@NasiminDoha:  I must say #rain in #Doha is a joke ;p
@SybnDoha:  @NasiminDoha haha, Rain as you knew it in the U.S. no longer exists. You'll learn to appreciate the 5 second sprinkles. #Doha
@casa_fuego:  Nice my car is dirty again #doha #rain ☹