Watch: Thunderstorm Bombards China With Egg-Sized Hailstones

March 21, 2016 Updated: March 21, 2016
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A tremendous thunderstorm has been covering five provinces in Southern China for the past few days, bringing with it torrents of rain and more surprisingly, hailstones the size of a child’s fist.

 

A Chinese state weather report says that the storm covers the provinces of Hunan, Jiangxi, Fujian, Guangdong, and Guangxi.

Severe hail affected Hunan and Guangdong. In the city of Chenzhou, hailstones the size of eggs battered down for a quarter hours, harming hundreds of acres of crops.

Hailstones in Hunan Province. (Sina Weibo)
Hailstones in Hunan Province. (Sina Weibo)

Hail in Hunan Province. (Sina Weibo)
Hail in Hunan Province. (Sina Weibo)

In Shaoguan of Guangdong Province, hailstones punched holes in roofs and damaged cars. A 10,000-square feet section of road cut off transport in the county of Wengyuan.

Damage reports are incomplete, according to Oriental Press.

Damaged car in Guangdong Province. (via CCTV)
Damaged car in Guangdong Province. (via CCTV)

hailstones collected in Hunan Province. (Sina Weibo)
Hailstones collected in Hunan Province. (Sina Weibo)