A surprise snow storm hit Dnipro, Zaporizhzhya, Kharkiv and other places in central and eastern Ukraine on the night of April 18, destroying thousands of trees and stopping the traffic.
A snowfall this late in April is a rarity in Ukraine where the average April temperature is 11 degrees Celsius. On April 18-19, it dropped to -2 degrees Celsius in some parts of the country. More snow and rain will hit Ukraine before the end of the week according to the forecast.
While much of Ukraine suffered from the snow storm, Kyiv remained sunny and relatively warm with day temperatures reaching 8 degrees Celsius.