Egg-sized hail hits Changzhi, more than 18 000 cars damaged, China

Egg-sized hail hits Changzhi, more than 18 000 cars damaged, China

A heavy hailstorm struck the prefecture-level city of Changzhi in Shanxi Province, North China on Monday, June 13, 2016. The largest hailstones were more than 45 mm (1.7 inches) in diameter. More than 18 000 cars that parked outdoors were damaged in the storm that…

Hailstones up to 10.8 cm in diameter ravage Wylie, Texas

Hailstones up to 10.8 cm in diameter ravage Wylie, Texas

A severe hailstorm hit parts of Texas Monday night, April 11, 2016, causing extensive damage to homes and cars. Hailstones up to 10.8 cm (4.25 inches) were reported in Wylie, northeast of Dallas. This region was hit by very large hail just a couple of weeks ago….

Heavy hail storm damaged 1 000 houses in northern Vietnam

Heavy hail storm damaged 1 000 houses in northern Vietnam

According to Thanhnien News, an 8-minute hail storm damaged around 1 000 houses and 100 hectares of vegetable fields in Vietnam's Tuyen Quang province on Sunday, April 3, 2016. Witnesses say many hailstones were 10 to 15 cm (3.9 to 5.9 inches) in diameter. The…

Tennis ball-sized hail pounds Dallas-Fort Worth area, US

Tennis ball-sized hail pounds Dallas-Fort Worth area, US

A severe thunderstorm hit the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area on Thursday, March 18, 2016. The storm first hit about 04:00 (local time) and then again just before 09:00, dropping surprisingly large hailstones that busted in windshields, damaged houses, killed…

After record breaking heat, severe hailstorm pounds South Africa

After record breaking heat, severe hailstorm pounds South Africa

An intense hailstorm hit Johannesburg, South Africa, on January 9, 2016, covering the grounds with a thick snow like layer, a sight quite unusual for the summer period. An outbreak of severe weather led to the collapse of a shopping center in Johannesburg suburb….

Violent hailstorm wreaks havoc across Conscripto Bernardi, Argentina

Violent hailstorm wreaks havoc across Conscripto Bernardi, Argentina

An extremely intense, short-lasting, rainstorm accompanied with strong winds and large hail hit Conscripto Bernardi in Argentina in the late afternoon (local time) on November 9, 2015. Video credit: Meteo Tube The storm caused severe damage to buildings and other…

Violent rainstorms and large hail batter Israel

Violent rainstorms and large hail batter Israel

Intense rainfall accompanied with large hail and thunderstorms battered Israel on October 25, 2015. 1 person died and a number of people have been injured in weather related incidents. Power outages have been reported across the affected areas. Strong rains began on…