Hailstones the size of golf balls hit the driver’s windshield and dent the vehicle

Hailstones the size of golf balls hit the driver's windshield and dent the vehicle

A flood of giant hailstones pounded through the windshields of cars and rammed dents into vehicles as the hot UK weather suddenly and extremely worsened.

Kevin Messenger, from Kibworth, Leicestershire, rushed outside after hearing crackling noises around 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 20, and found his VW Polo smashed by falling ice, a few chunks the size of golf balls, reports LeicestershireLive.

He was horrified to see his car damaged by the massive hailstones that also dented the vehicle, and his neighbors also suffered damage from the ice onslaught.

The village’s primary school and a nursing home were also damaged after the 30 ° C weather turned into heavy rain and hail for just under an hour.

The hail hit around 6.15 p.m.

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Locals said they played in the sun for a minute and then walked in in fear when the huge hail pelted down.

Mr. Messenger said, “The weather just came out of nowhere,

“I have a broken windshield and pretty bad dents on the side of the flying stones, but not as much as some other people in the village.

“Myself and my partner looked out the window because we heard breaking glass, the clanking noise and we noticed that our neighbour’s greenhouse had been destroyed.

“We went and offered help and my partner noticed the damage to our car as we passed.

“We cleared out the garage as best we could so we could put the car in there so it wouldn’t get smacked up any more.”

Several local residents used Twitter to share the storm’s damage, posting photos of the torrential rain and flooding, which was knee-deep at its peak.

Mr. Messenger said, “It was fine indoors, but when I tried to move the car after the windshield was broken, the sound in the car was almost like stone pelting.

Hailstones the size of golf balls hit the driver's windshield and dent the vehicle

Locals were shocked by the size of the hail

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“It was like a Top Gear episode where they did crazy stunts and bullets were fired at their car, the sound was something I had never heard before.

“I was traveling in Asia during the monsoon season and the weather felt exactly what you would never expect here in the middle of a heat wave.

“A lot of people are still shocked, but I woke up grateful and grateful that I wasn’t anywhere else in the world that has this weather all the time.

“It was great to see the residents of our village again.”

Hailstones the size of golf balls hit the driver's windshield and dent the vehicle

Katie Jaffa said her two family cars are a “total write-off”

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Katie Jaffar, also from Kibworth, Leicestershire, told the BBC that her two family cars were “totally written off” and “covered with large dents”.

“The kids played in the paddling pool with their friends for a minute and it was lovely and hot,” said Ms. Jaffar.

“For the next minute, huge blobs of rain started to rain and then it turned to hail – huge lumps of it thundered down.

“It was so quick, it was pretty scary.”


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