Freak hail storm leaves city covered in 6ft of ice on day temperature hit 27°C
Some of the worst hail that Mexico has ever seen fell over the weekend leaving people struggling to get around.
There was over 6ft of ice left in some parts of the city of Guadalajara after the freak storm hit yesterday.
During the day temperatures had hit 27°C and temperatures in the day are averaging around 31°C.
State governor Enrique Alfaro said: I’ve never seen such scenes in Guadalajara. Then we ask ourselves if climate change is real. These are never-before-seen natural phenomenons. It’s incredible.’
While seasonal hail storms do occur, there is no record of anything so heavy.
At least six neighbourhoods in the city outskirts woke up to ice pellets up to two meters deep.
While children scampered around and hurled iceballs at each other, Civil Protection personnel and soldiers brought out heavy machinery to clear the roads.
Nearly 200 homes and businesses reported hail damage, and at least 50 vehicles were swept away by the deluge of ice in hilly areas, some buried under piles of pellets.
While no casualties were reported, two people showed ‘early signs of hypothermia,’ the state Civil Protection office said.
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