A stunning summer hailstorm has hit one of Mexico’s most crowded cities, covering vehicles and covering the streets with ice up to 1.5 meters thick.
More than 200 homes and organizations were damaged in Guadalajara, Jalisco, and at least 50 vehicles were supposedly swept away by the storm, according to local newspaper El Informador. Army and emergency service personnel were drafted in to work on clearing the streets overnight and to help residents who suffered damage to their homes.
Despite the fact that hailstorms have hit the city of five million individuals before, they have rarely been this heavy. Guadalajara had seen temperatures of 30C less than 24 hours before the storm.
Enrique Alfaro Ramírez, Jalisco’s governor, suggested that the extreme weather had been caused by climate change after evaluating the damage yesterday. He wrote on Twitter: “I witnessed scenes that I had never seen before: the hail more than a metre high, and then we ask ourselves if climate change is real,”