Articles tagged "hailstorm"

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Severe hailstorm causes flooding and major traffic disruption in northern Greece

An unseasonal hailstorm battered the region of Drama in northern Greece on Tuesday night, June 16, 2020, resulting in floods and major disruption to traffic. The storm was particularly severe, dumping ice pellets that accumulated in some places about 30 to 40 cm (12...

June 18, 2020

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Massive hailstorm hits northeastern Spain, expected to drastically affect European stone fruit season

A massive hailstorm hit the stone fruit growing areas in northeastern Spain on Tuesday evening, June 16. 2020, causing extensive damage right before the harvest. According to growers, this is a big disaster that will drastically affect not only the Spanish but also...

June 17, 2020

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Destructive thunderstorms hit Calgary, Canada

A line of severe thunderstorms produced destructive hail, flooding, and at least one possible tornado to Calgary, Alberta, on Saturday night, June 13, 2020. Many motorists were stranded after roads turned into rivers. A large weather system moved through Alberta on...

June 15, 2020

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Heavy rains and hail lead to severe flooding in Mexico City

Heavy rains and hail accompanied by winds of 40 to 50 km/h (25 to 31 mph) hit Mexico's capital on Monday, June 8, 2020, leading to severe flooding in various parts of the city. Rapidly rising waters flooded streets and stranded drivers, leading to emergency...

June 12, 2020

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Severe hailstorm causes major damage to agriculture and properties in Fez-Meknes, Morocco

An intense hailstorm lashed Fez-Meknes in Morocco over the weekend, causing major damage to properties. The Ministry of Agriculture also reported that the storm affected about 9 100 ha (22 500 acres) of agricultural land in 27 rural communities.​ Photos and videos...

June 10, 2020

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Severe hailstorm damages harvest worth more than 20 million dollars in northern Portugal

A devastating hailstorm lashed parts of northern Portugal on Sunday, May 31, 2020, causing more than 20 million dollars' worth of damage to this year's fruit harvest. Areas in the north, including around Viseu and Fundao, Castelo Branco, Belmonte, Covilha,...

June 02, 2020

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Intense hailstorm and strong winds leave a trail of damage in Texas, U.S.

Strong winds of up to 97 km/h (60 mph) and hail up to 2.5 cm (1 inch) pounded Williamson County in Texas Wednesday evening into Thursday morning, May 27 to 28, 2020, causing damage to properties. The storm fell late Wednesday, bringing hail and strong winds into...

May 29, 2020

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Incredibly rare, massive hail strikes Texas, damaging cars and leaving craters in the ground, U.S.

Severe thunderstorms dropped hailstones as much as 13.5 cm (5.33 inches) in diameter on Burkburnett, Texas, on May 22, 2020, the National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed. It caused extensive damage to roofs and cars, and left craters in the ground. Residents took to...

May 25, 2020

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Giant hail hits San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Giant hailstones about the size of a melon lashed Ciudad Valles in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, on May 17, 2020, injuring three people and causing damage to properties. An intense storm accompanied by hail began around 23:00 UTC (18:00 LT), smashing vehicles, damaging...

May 19, 2020

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Severe hailstorm blankets Abha, Saudi Arabia

A severe hailstorm hit Asir's capital city of Abha in Saudi Arabia on May 5, 2020. Footage on social media shows roads and highways covered in hailstones. In some areas, accumulated hail created whiteout conditions in wide swaths of land. Abha is situated about...

May 06, 2020

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Severe hailstorms wreak havoc across India, destroy homes and crops

Bouts of hailstorms since the past weeks have wreaked havoc in various parts of India. In Mizoram, hail lashed about 795 houses as confirmed by disaster management and rehabilitation minister Lalchamliana on April 29, 2020. In Haryana, more than 250 000 ha (618 000...

May 01, 2020

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Hailstorm ravages standing crops in Swabi, Pakistan

Intense rains accompanied by hail and strong winds lashed the standing crops in Swabi in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan, on April 25, 2020. The affected crops included tobacco, wheat, fruits, and vegetables. Other areas also affected by the severe weather were Nazare,...

April 28, 2020

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Severe thunderstorms hit northern Vietnam, damaging nearly 6 000 homes and killing 3

Intense thunderstorms battered provinces in northern Vietnam from April 22 to 24, 2020, resulting in at least three fatalities, 13 people injured, ravaged crops, and almost 6 000 damaged homes. The storms began Wednesday, affecting the provinces of Ha Giang, Vinh...

April 24, 2020

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Intense hailstorm destroys hundreds of homes in Nagaland, India

Heavy rains accompanied by strong winds and large hail, up to 5 cm (2 inches) in diameter, lashed several villages in the district of Kiphire in Nagaland, northeast India, on April 21, 2020, damaging or destroying more than 500 homes. Among the affected villages...

April 23, 2020

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Baseball-sized hail leaves major damage in Queensland, Australia

A severe hailstorm hit parts of Queensland, Australia, on Sunday afternoon, April 19, 2020, leaving major damage in its wake. According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), the hailstones were up to 10 cm (4 inches) in diameter. The thunderstorms packing winds more...

April 20, 2020

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Severe hailstorm strikes Guizhou, China

A powerful hailstorm hit Pingtang County in the province of Guizhou, China on Saturday, April 18, 2020, resulting in damage to properties and power outages. The largest hail was 30 mm (1.2 inches) in diameter. No casualties were reported. Last month, a series of...

April 20, 2020

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Intense hailstorm hits Middelburg, South Africa

An intense hailstorm hit the town of Middelburg in Mpumalanga, South Africa, on March 27, 2020, causing extensive damage. The incident was dubbed a "disaster within a disaster" as it came on the same day the country started its three-week coronavirus...

March 31, 2020

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Intense hailstorm hits Mexico's capital, destroying its main food market

A sudden, heavy spring hailstorm pounded Mexico's capital on Saturday, March 21, 2020, resulting in the collapse of the Central de Abasto wholesale food market that trapped six people and injured five. The main market, located in the Iztapalapa municipality,...

March 25, 2020

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Severe thunderstorms, rain and hail hit Dubai, UAE

Severe thunderstorm, described as one of the biggest of the year, struck Dubai, UAE on Saturday night, March 21, 2020. The event was accompanied by heavy rain and hail, an unusual sight for the desert city. The event gained mixed reactions from many residents, who...

March 23, 2020

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Torrential rains and hailstorms lash parts of Colombia, widespread flooding and damaging landslides reported

Severe weather continues to lash parts of Colombia, causing widespread flooding and landslides. On March 10, 2020, streets were left in whiteout conditions after a severe hailstorm hit the Bogota's north and center. On March 15, a mudslide killed one person and...

March 17, 2020

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Unseasonal rain and hailstorms ravage more than 32 000 ha (79 000 acres) of crops, Bihar

Unseasonal downpour and hailstorms during the last week of February caused major damage to more than 32 000 hectares (80 000 acres) of crops in 11 districts of India's Bihar state. Several other states in the northern region also saw widespread crop damage....

March 06, 2020

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Severe storms rip through northern Vietnam, leaving 5 people dead, over 350 homes destroyed and 6 800 damaged

Tornadoes, heavy rain, and thunderstorms struck northern Vietnam on March 3 and 4, 2020, resulting in at least 5 fatalities, more than 350 homes destroyed and 6 800 damaged, the National Committee for Disaster Response, Search and Rescue confirmed on Thursday, March...

March 05, 2020

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Intense hailstorm and heavy downpour lash Rajasthan, India

Residents in the Nagaur district in Rajasthan, India witnessed unusual weather conditions as the area was slammed by heavy downpour and hailstorms, covering roads and houses almost entirely in ice on Thursday, December 12, 2019. The storms wreaked havoc across the...

December 14, 2019

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Severe hailstorm hammers Canterbury, New Zealand

Over 1 500 lightning strikes pummeled the South Island during a six-hour storm that hammered Canterbury, with destructive hailstones around 4.3 cm (1.7 inches) in diameter hitting Timaru on Wednesday, November 20, 2019. It was the second storm to hit the region in...

November 20, 2019

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Huge hailstones batter Queensland, causing significant damage to cars and homes, Australia

Hailstones up to 6 cm (2.4 inches) in diameter hit north of Brisbane as dangerous thunderstorms moved across southeast Queensland on November 17, 2019, causing severe damage to cars and homes. The hail came shortly after an emergency warning was issued for bushfires...

November 17, 2019

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Severe hailstorm destroys 500 homes in Namutumba, Uganda

Hailstorms ruined around 500 residential properties, leaving thousands of residents homeless across eight parishes in Namutumba District, Uganda, reports said on September 25, 2019. The parishes were Budunda, Mpumiro, Nalubabwe, Kizuba, Nakawano, Namuseno,...

September 27, 2019

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Severe hailstorms hit Alicante, causing huge agricultural damage, Spain

Damage caused by hailstorms affecting the Spanish province of Alicante during the last week of August amounted to 3 million Euro. The hail mainly hit some 900 ha (2 224 acres) of citrus crops, around 200 million kg (44 million lbs), according to to the Agroseguro, a...

September 05, 2019

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Ravaging hailstorm in Edmonton racked up $90 million in insured damages, Alberta, Canada

Hailstones the size of grapefruits and golf balls hammered the Edmonton area of Alberta Province, Canada in early August 2019, resulting in an estimated $90 million in insured damages. Intense rains and thunderstorms triggered the hailstorms on August 2, 2019, which...

September 01, 2019

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Powerful hailstorm hits capital Madrid, turning roads into raging rivers, Spain

A powerful hailstorm hit Spain's capital Madrid (population 3.2 million) late Monday, August 26, 2019, sweeping away cars, bringing traffic to a standstill and causing flight diversions. The worst-hit municipality was Arganda del Rey, southeast of the capital,...

August 27, 2019

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Likely state of Colorado record diameter hailstone

Members of the National Weather Service office in Goodland, CO and the Colorado State University Climate Center visited a family north of Bethune, Colorado on August 14 afternoon to measure a hailstone which was reported August 13 as being the largest in the state...

August 15, 2019

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Extremely severe hailstorm hits Abruzzo, injuring 18 people, Italy

Severe storms affecting parts of southeastern Europe over the past couple of days intensified on 9 and July 10, producing violent hailstorm over parts of Italy, including Abruzzo, Pescara. According to ANSA, hail the size of oranges hit Abruzzo on July 10, injuring...

July 10, 2019

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Phenomenal hail accumulations after massive hailstorm hits Guadalajara, Mexico

An unusually strong hailstorm hit Guadalajara, one of Mexico's most populous cities, on June 30, 2019, dumping massive amounts of hail and trapping vehicles in ice up to 1 and 2 m (3 - 6 feet) high. "I've never seen such scenes in Guadalajara,"...

July 01, 2019

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Violent hailstorms hit France, catastrophic agricultural damage reported

Violent hailstorms swept through southeastern France on June 15 and 16, 2019, causing significant infrastructural and agricultural damage. One person was killed in the town of Taninges, Haute-Savoie department of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The storm brought...

June 16, 2019

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Massive hailstorms hit Slovenia, other parts of Europe, causing major damage

Intense hailstorm with hail the size of grapefruits hit parts of Slovenia on June 11, 2019, damaging hundreds of homes and cars. Parts of Germany (Bavaria), Italy, Poland, Romania and Croatia also experienced intense thunderstorms with very large hail and massive...

June 13, 2019

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Brutal hailstorms hit Germany, severe damage reported, several people injured

Exceptionally intense hailstorms with hailstones larger than 6.5 cm (2.5 inches) hit southern Germany on June 10, 2019, leaving several people, including a 7-year-old child injured. Hail the size of golf and tennis balls damaged numerous cars, boats and homes in the...

June 11, 2019

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Heavy hailstorm destroys millions worth of crops in Pokhara, Nepal

A severe hailstorm struck Pokhara, Nepal on Monday, April 29, 2019. The rampage lasted for half an hour and damaged the crops, worth millions of rupees, planted by farmers in Pokhara Metropolitan City. ​Besides that, the golf ball-sized hailstones destroyed...

May 01, 2019

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18 killed and over 100 injured as severe hailstorm hits Uganda

At least 18 people have been killed and over 100 injured as severe hailstorm hit Uganda's Buyende and Kamuli districts late April 22, 2019. The storm hit several villages, including Nakabembe, Kabugidho, Nfumagani, Kidera and Itamya, destroying homes and crops....

April 24, 2019

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Sangrur farmers claim 80 percent crop loss, accuse authorities of improper reports

Farmers in the town of Sangrur, state of Punjab, India said massive hailstorm hit the region on April 17, 2019, destroying 80% of their crops. Farmers accused authorities of improper reports, saying revenue department officers visited villages not their farms....

April 23, 2019

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Severe thunderstorms, baseball-sized hail hit Texas, leaving 1 person injured and 175 000 customers without power

Severe thunderstorms, large hail and at least one tornado hit Texas on April 6 and 7, 2019, leaving at least one person injured and more than 175 000 customers without power. Severe weather continues over the country on April 8. An 11-year-old girl was reportedly...

April 08, 2019

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Hailstorm destroys 4 million avocados in under 10 minutes, Australia

A severe thunderstorms hit parts of New South Wales, Australia on March 14, 2019, with heavy rain, strong winds and hail between 2.5 - 7.6 cm (1 - 3 inches) in diameter. A severe hailstorm that hit an avocado orchard in NSW's Northern Rivers destroyed an...

March 27, 2019