At around 3:20 p.m. on June 24, hailstorms appeared in many places in Ningbo city, Zhejiang province.

The Ningbo Meteorological Department reported hail with a diameter of roughly 3 centimeters (about 1 inch) in many locations, including Haishu District, Jiangbei District, Yinzhou District, and other places. 

Video and photos posted on the Internet show the hailstones are varied in sizes. These hailstones damaged local crops such as watermelons. Many cars’ windscreens are shattered or broken with holes.

Some people use these hailstones to chill beverages. 

At 3:00 p.m. on the 24th, districts, and counties in Ningbo city issued warnings for lightning, hailstorms, and strong winds.

Zhang Chengming, the chief forecaster of Ningbo Meteorological Observatory, told Chinese media Huanqiu reporters that the three seasons that see the most hail are spring, summer, and fall. From April to June, Ningbo city experiences a lot of hailstorms. The majority of the hail often occurs in the late afternoon and evening when the temperature is high, and the air is humid.

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