GIANT hailstones spotted in Sheffield as thunderstorms sweep city

GIANT hailstones have been spotted in Sheffield as thunderstorms swept across the city.

By Dan Hayes
Friday, 26th June 2020, 5:33 pm
Updated Friday, 26th June 2020, 5:34 pm

The hailstones were found in several parts of Gleadless, with residents sharing pictures of the weather phenomenon on social media.

Thunderstorms were forecast to hit the city at 3pm this afternoon, bringing an abrupt end to days of uninterrupted sun in which the city has baked in temperatures of up to 29°C.

The Met Office issued a yellow weather warning over the ‘nasty’ storm, which they said could cause flooding, power cuts and travel disruption.

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Weatherman Alex Deakin said the storms would be ‘hit and miss’ but anyone caught in them would see ‘very heavy rain and torrential downpours’.

He also said as well as lightning and thunder, the storms could also bring large hailstones.

The Met Office say the storms will give way to sunny spells this evening, but that thunderstorms will return to the city on Saturday from around 4pm until 6pm after a day of torrential rain.

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Giant hail has been found on a Sheffield street.
The hail was spotted in Gleadless and other parts of the city.