A taste of the next chaotic world cup in Brazil: Extremely rare hailstorm in São Paulo – May 19, 2014

I just came back from Brazil two days ago and I must say that this amazingly rare hailstorm in Sao Paolo is not the worse that's going to happen over there in the next weeks... But still amazing!

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Brazil’s biggest city escaped its most severe drought in decades on Monday — but with a storm that brought marble-sized hail to São Paulo. Hail is a rarity for the region, with some citizens explaining to local media that their children had never seen hail or played with naturally occurring ice.

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Huge chunk of ice left by the hailstorm that hit Sao Paolo (BRAZIL) on May 19 2014. Photo: Nelson Antoine/AP

As shown in the following video, it blanketed the city’s streets, and the ensuing melt flooded some areas of the city and stranding vehicles:

The city faces the possibility of water rationing only weeks ahead of the start of the World Cup games in Brazil. The storm affected a match between the Corinthisans and Figueirense played Sunday night in the newly-constructed Itaquerao Stadium, sending spectators not underneath the partially completed roof in search of shelter as reported by The Independent.

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