Mexican city of Guadalajara hit with freak hail storm
The Mexican city of Guadalajara was hit with a freak hail storm on Sunday.
One of the country’s most populous cities was struck with a deluge of ice pellets that left homes battered and cars trapped in ice.
“I’ve never seen such scenes in Guadalajara,” said the state governor, Enrique Alfaro.
“Then we ask ourselves if climate change is real. These are never-before-seen natural phenomenons. It’s incredible.”
The city has a population of around five million and has been experiencing a summer temperature of around 88 degrees.
While seasonal hail storms do occur, there is no record of anything so heavy.
At least six neighborhoods in the city outskirts woke up to ice pellets up to six feet deep. Almost 200 homes reported damage and 50 vehicles were swept away by ice.
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