The northern areas of the Queensland, in the north of Australia, have just been crossed by a series of storms of extreme intensity, as they have rarely seen. Especially affected locations north of Mackay such as Bloomsbury e Yalboroo, where hailstones with a diameter of up to 16cm fell, which represents a record for the Australian territory, where at most it was possible to measure diameters of 14cm.
The damage caused by the exceptional hailstorm, with the grains that could have fallen at an even speed superiore a 100km/h, there have been many, starting with the windshields of cars completely smashed. But such a situation would have put human beings in danger, too, if they had not had the opportunity to take cover.
The record hailstorm happened less than 24 hours away from another series of violent storms that had just hit another area of Queensland, that of Toowoomba, also triggering a tornado. Fortunately in this case the storm broke out in a sparsely populated area, so much so that no injuries or significant damage were reported.