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Giant hailstones pelt beachgoers in Siberia


Posted on Tuesday, 15 July, 2014 | Comment icon 27 comments

People enjoying the warm weather ran for cover from the hail. Image Credit: YouTube / Lilya Goppe
Swimmers and sunbathers ran for cover as huge chunks of ice the size of golf balls rained down on them.
The eastern Siberian city of Novosibirsk played host to a freak hailstorm on Saturday, turning an otherwise ideallic day at the beach in to a scene from an apocalyptic disaster movie within the space of just a few minutes.

Beachgoers were left flabbergasted when a torrent of huge hailstones suddenly started to rain down from the heavens despite the hot summer temperatures. Many people ran for cover while shielding themselves from the onslaught while others attempted to cram together underneath a beach umbrella in the hope that it would protect them from the ice.

The hailstones weren't the only freak weather to hit Siberia's summertime this weekend either - in parts of Russia's Ural region there were reports of sudden blizzards and snowdrifts while temperatures plummeted from 20 degrees to near freezing within the space of a few hours.


Source: Russia Today | Comments (27)

Tags: Hailstones, Beach, Siberia

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #18 Posted by maximusnow on 15 July, 2014, 18:48
What the Hail!
Comment icon #19 Posted by Calibeliever on 15 July, 2014, 18:52
In Mother Russia, country hails you!
Comment icon #20 Posted by Silent Trinity on 15 July, 2014, 23:12
Let me get this right..... there are beaches in Siberia?! And people bathe on them ?! I'm sorry but the people hanging out there must make Geordies look like quivering imbeciles. And they complain when someone sprinkles a little extra ice on them? lol
Comment icon #21 Posted by Sundew on 16 July, 2014, 1:13
I do two shows a night!
Comment icon #22 Posted by alfonso on 16 July, 2014, 18:18
That is the Ob river. We should send Jeremy Wade to see what river monsters he can find. that's not a bad idea..
Comment icon #23 Posted by John Wesley Boyd on 17 July, 2014, 15:09
Siberia is a vast and remarkable place. Here there be tigers.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Insaniac on 17 July, 2014, 16:56
They are lucky they weren't Oklahoma hail stones! (pic from a storm last year) What the... A hailstone of that size could kill a brotha!
Comment icon #25 Posted by :PsYKoTiC:BeHAvIoR: on 17 July, 2014, 19:27
Fore!
Comment icon #26 Posted by jesspy on 18 July, 2014, 9:18
Lol they all should have run into the water and kept low.
Comment icon #27 Posted by Taun on 18 July, 2014, 15:59
What the... A hailstone of that size could kill a brotha! They do tend to sting a mite...


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