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Worst ever hailstorm

Cambridgerose12Cambridgerose12 Posts: 1,138


This happened to my street in 15 mins from a warm sunny day. Haven't dared go outside yet to see the damage. Hailstones as big as ice cubes. Is everybody else getting this too?



  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,478

    Wow! Cambridgerose! I don't want to say no we haven't got it in case I tempt fate! In Suffolk here, some unfriendly clouds about and the cats have been sheltering in the greenhouse from showers image fingers crossed your garden is undamaged!

  • Cambridgerose12Cambridgerose12 Posts: 1,138

    Thanks Womble...I'm so hoping there won't be too much...

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,367

    at the other end of Cambridgeshire we had thunder but a tiny amount of rain. I don't know how it all missed us here, and OH on a motorcycle coming back from Cadwell. I've looked at the Met Office radar images, phenomenal showers for many. Might not be too late for us so won't say any more.

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Cambridgerose12Cambridgerose12 Posts: 1,138

    I reckon it's aimed at us here in Cambridge for voting Remain ... :)

    Had forgotten you were in Cambs too, nutcutlet.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,367

    Only just. I voted in as well but Peterborough ignored me

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 87,006

    Lots of flashes and crashed here and some rain but no hail ..... yet image

    We all voted IN over here in Norwich - we're like a little island - think we'll join Scotland and go for independence image

    Last edited: 25 June 2016 19:06:49

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,857

    I hope your garden is OK CRose.   We had a hailstone tornado while I was at Chelsea in 2014.  Came back to fin my rhubarb had been nuked and the hostas shredded.  Still have scars on the bark of shrubs and trees.


    I cut them all back to ground level and they all re-grew, including the hostas so don't panic if you do have damage.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Posts: 11,391

    You're like an island Dove? Look at the tiny 'IN' dot in the middle of the country which is where I am!

    We need to do a Grand Fenwick! image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Lou12Lou12 Posts: 1,149

    Oh my God, we'd better not get those hailstorms tomorrow when I'm doing the marathon on the South Downs way :-o

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