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Hobart Just Got Absolutely Pelted With Hail Stones In The Summer

Hail stones the size of tennis balls fell on the Tasmanian city.

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Earlier today a storm quickly descended on Hobart.

Looks like the #Hobart storm might be working on a wall cloud?

Thomas Moore@SurfTasmaniaFollow

Looks like the #Hobart storm might be working on a wall cloud?

2:56 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

What seemed like a normal rain storm quickly turned into a hail storm.

Gratuitous #hobartstorm #hail picture. Can barely see RV Investigator...

Alice Giblin@gibliniteFollow

Gratuitous #hobartstorm #hail picture. Can barely see RV Investigator...

2:48 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Liverpool Street in Hobart's CBD was pelted with hail.

So I'll be late back from lunch #HobartStorm

Linda Hunt@lindafvhuntFollow

So I'll be late back from lunch #HobartStorm

2:50 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The hail stones were big!

No seriously, they were big!

Ouch. Probably should've waited for it to stop b4 collecting it! @themercurycomau @Heart1073 @VanessaOHanlon #hobart

Paul Fleming@lovethywalrusFollow

Ouch. Probably should've waited for it to stop b4 collecting it! @themercurycomau @Heart1073 @VanessaOHanlon #hobart

2:43 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Which made it pretty unsafe to be outside.

Glad I missed this one @theshineline: Crazy!! @abcnewsTas RT: @akwest1 Hail storm at the standard #HobartStorm ”

Richard Baines@RichardMBainesFollow

Glad I missed this one @theshineline: Crazy!! @abcnewsTas RT: @akwest1 Hail storm at the standard #HobartStorm ”

2:52 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Entire ovals were covered.

Amazing hail storm just passed over Hobart!

tonygray@tonygrayFollow

Amazing hail storm just passed over Hobart!

2:55 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

There were reports that houses lost power.

What a storm! Laundry flooded, power out. Biggest hail i've seen in years #Hobart #storm

Keith Midson@KeithMidsonFollow

What a storm! Laundry flooded, power out. Biggest hail i've seen in years #Hobart #storm

3:40 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Cars were placed in the line of fire.

#Hobart entertaining us with a storm this afternoon. #whenhailfreezesover @nathandarke

Alexandra Morton@aamorton_Follow

#Hobart entertaining us with a storm this afternoon. #whenhailfreezesover @nathandarke

2:50 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Better use that undercover car park next time.

Heavy hail and thunder storm in Hobart @abcnewsTas

Annah Fromberg@AnnahFrombergFollow

Heavy hail and thunder storm in Hobart @abcnewsTas

2:36 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Hobart was officially drowning in a sea of hail.

Streets were quickly cleared within minutes of the storm starting.

But as quick as it began, it was over.

Leaving Hobart completely covered.

And here's me without a jacket. #HobartStorm

Hayley@Hay2theleyFollow

And here's me without a jacket. #HobartStorm

3:05 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

This family's patio sail became a net for the hail.

#hobartstorm Our patio sail has a smashing collection of hail stones. No pun intended.

Rae Earl@RaeEarlFollow

#hobartstorm Our patio sail has a smashing collection of hail stones. No pun intended.

3:12 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Once again it was safe to go outside.

Not the most ideal start to summer.

This is summer in #Hobart @Heart1073 #hail #storm

Troy Barrett@TroyBarrettFollow

This is summer in #Hobart @Heart1073 #hail #storm

3:30 PM - 16 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite