Intense hailstorm destroys hundreds of homes in Nagaland, India

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…

Baseball-sized hail leaves major damage in Queensland, Australia

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…

Severe hailstorm strikes Guizhou, China

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…

Intense hailstorm hits Middelburg, South Africa

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…

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

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,…

Severe thunderstorms, rain and hail hit Dubai, UAE

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…

Intense hailstorm and heavy downpour lash Rajasthan, India

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…