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Homes, cars and roads damaged by massive Spanish hailstorm

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Grado was deluged by rain and battered by hailstones on Saturday  (Picture: Reuters)

Windows were broken and roads damaged during a huge hailstorm in Spain this weekend.

On Saturday for five minutes hailstones fell from the sky with such ferocity residents in Grado had to duck for cover for their own safety.

The northern Spanish town was also battered by rain during one of the worst weekends of weather in Spain this year.

The town in Asturias has over 10,000 people and homes were left with broken windows and damaged roads.

 

Homes, cars and roads damaged by massive Spanish hailstorm
The Spanish town of Grado was hit by a hailstorm on Saturday (Picture: Reuters)
Homes, cars and roads damaged by massive Spanish hailstorm
Cars were battered by hailstones during the storm on Saturday (Picture: Reuters)
Homes, cars and roads damaged by massive Spanish hailstorm
Grado was covered in hailstones after the storm (Picture: Reuters)

The Spanish government’s weather agency Aemet announced an orange alarm, which is the second highest grade, in four provinces for today warning of further wet weather.

The biggest hailstones recorded were 15 centimetres and they weighed more than 0.5 kilograms.

Authorities in Northern Spain are also preparing for flash floods after the heavy rainfall of recent days.

In July a freak hour long hailstorm dropped stones as big as golf balls on the Spanish resorts of Castellon, Tarragona and Teruel.

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