23 Aug, 2022 @ 10:28
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WATCH: Massive storm on Menorca brings hailstones the size of golf balls

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A SUDDEN summer storm saw hailstones the size of golfballs fall on the Spanish island of Menorca on Thursday causing damage to cars and buildings.

According to official data, some 23 litres of water fell per square meter causing flash floods across the island

The most affected area was Ciudadella on the west of the island which saw 34.6litres of water fall between 2pm and 3pm.

Some drivers caught in the downpour had to abandon their cars while those on the beach ran for shelter.

One twitter user claimed “The hail stones were 7 cm, which I think is the biggest ones that the Balearics Islands have seen in twelve years.”

Spain’s state meteorological agency, AEMET recorded 10,000 lightning strikes over Menorca and Mallorca during August 18.

Some hotels on the islands experienced flooding in the heavy storms which are now headed towards Catalunya causing some cancellations to scheduled trains.


Jorge Hinojosa

Jorge Hinojosa Mena was born and bred in Madrid before moving to the UK to study. After an undergraduate degree in Manchester, he completed an MA in International Journalism at City. He has worked in radio and for Spain’s Efe news agency before joining the Olive Press in March 2022. Contact: [email protected]

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