A bad storm brought giant hailstones, some of which Australian media reported to be the “size of cricket balls”, to parts of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland on the afternoon of November 17.
Footage of the hail bouncing off the ground was captured by Instagram user @aussiemorgo, who commented: “I think this will be as close to a ‘white Christmas’ that I’ll get here in Australia!"
The “very dangerous” storm slammed communities, with “damaging winds and giant hail,” the Bureau of Meteorology said on Sunday.
In the town of Currimundi, a Woolworths was damaged when rain flooded the store. In video of the incident, employees can be seen rushing around the cashier stations as water pours through the ceiling. Credit: Morgan, @aussiemorgo via Storyful