Major Hail Damage the Size of a Baseball in Queensland, Australia

Heavy rain with hail hit parts of Queensland, Australia, causing serious damage. According to the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), the gradients were up to 10 cm in diameter.

Thunderstorms with a wind speed of more than 100 km / h swept over the regions of Capricornia and the Central coast, falling on Rockhampton and Yeppoon.

BOM meteorologist Kimba Wong said the agency received reports of a giant hail about 8 to 10 cm in diameter. “It’s like a tennis ball or even a baseball size, with some even a little larger,” he said.

“The spread of the storm itself was quite isolated and very focused, and unfortunately, it passed right through the suburbs or Rockhampton.”

Queensland’s emergency services received about 80 requests for help, mainly about structural damage in the Rockhampton area.

The emergency services representative said that there were calls about damage to windows and roof damage. “Three quarters of the work was done due to structural damage, the rest due to flooding, tree felling and the like.”

A local resident named Garrett Wells said the residents were frightened by the storm, even though they were used to the wild weather. “This we have not even seen!”

Wells said some cars looked like they had been shot and at least one person was injured. – One of the pieces of ice hit the head of a guy on the south bank of Rocky. He hurt him pretty badly.

Eddie Cowie also reported that several solar panels were broken. Also affected were windshields, windows, cars and roofs.

Cowie noted that he had not seen such a storm. “We have had other storms over the past couple of years, severe storms that created hail around the region, usually a small hail that did not create so much damage.”

– It was in this storm that a hail the size of a tennis ball flew.

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”>Rockhampton has been smashed by hail the size of golf balls. Lasted about 10 minutes.. but that’s more than enough time to rack up a costly damage bill. It was sunny an hour ago <a href=””>@7NewsBrisbane</a> <a href=””>@7NewsCQ</a> <a href=””></a></p>&mdash; Isla Stanich (@IslaStanich) <a href=””>April 19, 2020</a></blockquote> <script async src=”” charset=”utf-8″></script>

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