Heavy rains and hail lead to severe flooding in Mexico City

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…

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

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…

Giant hail hits San Luis Potosi, Mexico

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…

Severe hailstorm blankets Abha, Saudi Arabia

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…

Severe hailstorms wreak havoc across India, destroy homes and crops

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…

Hailstorm ravages standing crops in Swabi, Pakistan

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,…