Freak hail shower in Mexico sees 1.5m of ice fall, burying cars and damaging houses 11 months ago

Freak hail shower in Mexico sees 1.5m of ice fall, burying cars and damaging houses

This is absolutely crazy...

The streets of sunny Mexico were transformed into a winter wonderland overnight after a freak hail storm swept across the city of Guadalajara.

The ice was up to 1.5m (5ft) thick in places, half-burying vehicles and causing chaos.

The city had been basking in temperatures of more than 30 degrees and while it has been hit by hail storms before, residents have never seen anything this heavy.

"I witnessed scenes I had never seen before: hail more than a metre in height," the regional governor in Jalisco, Enrique Alfaro, tweeted, saying that it made people ask themselves about climate change.

Nearly 200 homes and businesses reported hail damage, and at least 50 vehicles were swept away by the deluge of ice in hilly areas.

But Alfaro said there was no recorded injury or death related to the hailstorm.

Main image via Enrique Alfaro