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A woman wades into flood waters in Calgary, Alta., on June 14, 2020, after a major hail storm damaged homes and flooded streets.
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Climate change has boosted the likelihood of heavy rainfall, hailstorms, flooding and drought seen in some parts of the world. What does the future hold?
They may look comfy to sit on but you’d plummet through and hit the ground.
You might have already felt what it would be like inside a cloud made of condensed water vapor.
Icy hailstones can do major damage, depending where they land.
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The future climate that scientists predict for the middle of the United States is one that will foster more hail events with bigger hailstones.
Knowing about hailstones in advance would be preferable.
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New “dual-pol” weather radars promise to spot large hailstones forming inside thunderstorms, giving people a heads-up when it’s about to hail.
A large thunderstorm rolls over Sydney in 2015.
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Severe storms bring a complex mixture of weather conditions, often in a very localised area. This unpredictability can make them very damaging, and very hard to study too.
‘Plates of the Outback’ - A supercell thunderstorm near Urana, NSW drifts over the landscape.
The supercell that hit Brisbane on November 27 this year caused more than A$500 million worth of damage, produced hail up to 7.5 cm in diameter, and lashed the city with winds of more than 140 km an hour…
Hail in summer - not so rare.
Hail, heavy rain, lightning and flash flooding – not necessarily typical summer weather in southeast England. But the recent unexpected deluge saw homes evacuated, stations flooded, and road and rail services…