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CRAZY WEATHER: Giant hailstones, Haley Radborne and Ian Hopkins walking down Binley Road in February, Jasmine Nur enjoys the sun in Gosford Park and (right) postie Gary Smith braves the rain in the citycentre
Some of the hailstones were as big as golf balls, causing severe damage to the nose, wings and navigation lights (right).
Muscat: Khaboura was covered in hailstones as rains pounded Oman's northern parts from late on Thursday afternoon but no damage has been reported so far.
It said hailstones fell in Taipei, New Taipei, Taoyuan and Hualien, which also experienced torrential rain, strong wind gusts, thunder and lightning.
It turned out to be the sound of gobstopper-size hailstones falling from the sky over Morpeth.
BRUMMIES have been warned to brace themselves for one of the worst storms in years - with an expert predicting mega hailstones in parts of the country during the Friday night mayhem.
After the event, dubbed the Super Tuesday Tornado Outbreak, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center collected more than 130 reports of tornadoes, more than 250 reports of straight-line winds and 128 reports of hail--including several reports of hailstones the size of softballs.
Jenny Wearmouth, from Hunwick, County Durham with one of the hailstones that smashed her conservatory, right Simon Greener
Martin Lawrence Hughes, 28, was spotted on December 7 last year travelling at "excess speeds" despite heavy hailstones.
During the high-grade hailstone impact test, hailstones with a diameter of 45 millimeters strike the glass surface of JA's modules at a speed of 30.
Lynne Hailstones, from Craig y Don, Llandudno, said goodbye to her locks in aid of St David's Hospice in tribute to daughter Rachel.
The storm, which officials said was one of the worst seen in the country and the strongest to hit the city of Brisbane in three decades, rained hailstones the size of tennis balls on cars and buildings late Thursday, flooding streets and injuring 39 people.