Severe hailstorm the size of golf balls strikes parts of Australia

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HAILSTONES as big as golf balls bucketed down on Hunter rooftops on Wednesday afternoon as a powerful thunderstorm ripped through the region, cutting power to homes and forcing the cancellation of train services. 
 
The wild weather rolled in from the south-west, bringing with it heavy rain, gale-force winds and lightning strikes. 
 
The Bureau of Meteorology issued a severe thunderstorm warning for much of the east coast and Hunter residents began to batten down the hatches. 
 
The State Emergency Services said they received reports of hail falling across Newcastle, Maitland and Cessnock, with readers capturing images of white-covered backyards at Cameron Park and Maryland. 
 
The bureau said hail the size of 20¢ pieces were reported to have fallen at Edgeworth, while Ausgrid passed on word of ‘‘golfball-sized’’ hail at Cessnock.
 
 
Train services between Fassifern and Broadmeadow were cancelled on Wednesday night after lightning strikes ‘‘affected…

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  1. BRAZIL: A strong hailstorm hit Ampére, southwest of Paraná, on the evening of Thursday, 6, and wreaked havoc in the city and also in the rural municipality. The situation has been recorded at around 20h10 and lasted about 10 minutes. There is still no official estimate, but at least 1000 properties from homes, businesses and public buildings were hit, according to the local fire department. About four thousand people may have been affected and the numbers need to be confirmed by the Civil Defense on Friday, 7. The size stones had chicken egg and some cases have reached and even size lemon orange.
    http://www.rbj.com.br/geral/chuva-de-granizo-causa-prejuizos-em-ampere-4029.html
    Hail damage leaves inside the Paraná least five thousand homes suffered some type of damage. The situation has been recorded at around 20h10 and lasted about 10 minutes.
    The stones were the size of chicken eggs and some cases have reached the size of lemons and oranges.

    http://www.tnonline.com.br/noticias/geral/58,305130,07,11,chuva-de-granizo-deixa-prejuizos-no-interior-do-parana.shtml

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