The Sanzer Rebbe Shlita on Shabbos spoke about the unseasonable rainfall and explained that it is indeed a bracha.
The rebbe explained the unusual weather has significant positive spiritual and medical significance and it should be viewed as a ‘siman bracha’ for a good blessed year.
The rebbe also spoke of the now popular minhag to bake a ‘shlissel challah’, a challah in the shape of a key or containing a key on the Shabbos following Pesach. He explained this is good for parnasa and he explains the minhag is a good segulah, however, this was not possible this year as Shabbos was attached to the last day of Pesach. The rebbe explained that HKBH gave us a direct siman for parnasa this year, the rainfall, eliminating the need for segulos such as the shlissel challah.
The rebbe stated,
“לא היינו צריכים להגיע לאפיית המפתח שבחלה כסגולה לפרנסה טובה, הקדוש ברוך הוא כבר רימז לנו זאת בחוש על-ידי מפתח הגשמים”.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)