Beijing Daily reported that a vast orange cloud appeared in the northern sky of Beijing at about 7:00 PM on June 04. The cloud gradually turned red at sunset and hung in the sky like candy cotton. 

The fiery-colored cloud developed a crooked nose and slanted eyes. Some media outlets compared it to a devil’s face. 

According to meteorological experts, it was a cumulonimbus cloud—usually accompanied by strong winds, hail, and other weather phenomena. 

As expected, heavy rain and hail fell in Tongzhou, Shunyi, Huairou, Pinggu, and other places in Beijing. The hailstorm was overwhelming, driven by strong winds, and completely covered the ground. 

The extreme hail built up-to-30 centimeters deep on the ground. 

Several clips show Beijing residents shoveling the large hailstones by hand. 

Meanwhile, hailstones even cover the feet of those stepping out with bare feet. 

Some netizens reported that the hailstorms and strong winds had toppled large trees. In addition, some fell on cars and smashed garden plants to pieces. 

China has recently undergone several significant natural disasters across the country. Torrential rains fell in various cities across Zhejiang, in addition to Yunnan, Fujian, and Guangxi provinces, on May 28. NetEase called it a natural disaster that is sweeping over China. 

Most recently, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 occurred in Lushan County, Sichuan Province, on Thursday, June 01, at 17:00. The disaster caused four deaths and 42 injuries and affected more than 14,000 people.

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