Unusual hail storm hit Lisbon

Unusual hail storm hit Lisbon

A sudden freak hail storm caused traffic chaos in the Benfica area of Lisbon, Friday, 29th April 2011, when temperatures dropped 20 degrees (from 27 to 5 Celsius) at 3.55pm. Roads and travellers were left to deal with an unseasonal slushy flood that turned streets into rivers and left several feet of ice piled up in many areas.

A violent thunderstorm and a downpour of rain and hail are the rage since the 15:40 part of the city of Lisbon, and Benfica in the area, causing traffic disruption in the second round.

The hail is part of the heavy rainfall that were planned for the region of Lisbon by the Institute of Meteorology, which is in yellow alert since Thursday.

At 15:50, there were no recorded occurrence in the fire or the PSP.(Expresso)


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