On October 27, 2020, Tripoli, the capital city of Libya was hammered by an apocalyptic hailstorm.
During this vicious supercell thunderstorm, huge hailstones, some measuring more than eight inches (20 cm) in diameter, fell from the sky.
Here some more pictures of the impressive hail that hammered Lybia and its capital on October 27, 2020.
Look at the giant hail in the hands of this young man below… 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter? And look at those in the bucket. OMG!
Totally insane, isn’t it?
A scientists explains that the hailstones were exceptionally large, potentially even greater than 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter.
My rough estimate of Libyan hail size. Considering that this person had a slim hand, a preliminary estimate gives ~20cm (~ 24cm if that was adult). Comparison to my hand indicates 21-22cm. In my view, this hail had at least 18-20cm what makes it probably a near world record size! pic.twitter.com/KPlpfMY329— Mateusz Taszarek ☈ (@MateuszTaszarek) October 28, 2020
If this is the case, this melon-sized chunk of ice could represent one of the largest ever recorded on Earth, besides the Vivian (south Dakota) hail in 2010 and the giant stones of Argentina in 2018.
You can find a compilation of the largest hail to have ever hit Earth in the following post: