Crushing hailstorm in Italy, Belgium and France on 28th May 2018

Hailing between the provinces of Bologna and Modena, in the area between Crevalcore, Stuffione and Ravarino but with beans less than 2 cm.
In the province of Ravenna, hail between Lugo, Bagnacavallo and Russi, with however small grains.


Bastogne (Wallonia), strong hailstorm with grains up to 3 cm.
Between Chimay and Couvin (Wallonia), haunted rooms with grains up to 2-3 cm.

Épinal and surroundings (Vosges), strong hailstorm, beans up to 3 cm. Hailing also on Saint-Nabord.
We confirm the strong hail on Epinal, Jeuxey, Golbey, Arches, Pouxeux, Éloyes, Saint-Nabord (Vosges), with grains up to 3 cm.
Lac-des-Rouges-Truites, Foncine-le-Haut, Foncine-le-Bas, Fort-du-Plasne (Jura), violent hailstorm, beans up to 4 cm.
Vescles (Jura), violent hailstorm with grains up to 5 cm.
Pagny-sur-Moselle (Meurthe-et-Moselle), strong hailstorm, grains up to 3 cm.Damelevières and other nearby areas between Nancy and Luneville (Meurthe-et-Moselle), strong hailstorm with grains up to 3 cm. Short hailstorm on Nancy with beans not over 2 cm.
Soissons (Aisne), hailstorm with grains maximum size between 2 and 3 cm.
Hattigny or vicinity (Moselle), strong hailstorm with beans up to 4-5 cm.
In the Ardennes department, we have news of intense hailstorms around Rethel and Charleville-Mezieres, but at the moment we do not know the exact location.
La Roche-sur-Foron (Haute-Savoie), dense hail with accumulation on the road, grains up to about 2 cm.
Auray (Morbihan), hailstorm with possible presence of beans up to 2 cm.
Craon (Mayenne), dense hail, beans up to 2 cm.
Arry (Somme), long highway, strong hailstorm, beans up to about 3 cm.
Concerning the hailstorms near Rethel and Charleville-Mezieres (Ardennes), the areas of Warcq and Saulces-Champenoises have been affected.


Ankara, reported violent hail on areas north and east of the city. Locally beans up to 4 cm, with car damage.
Dikmen (Province of Ankara), very large hailstorm with ground deposit of about 50 cm in height. Possible beans over 2 cm.
We confirm the hailstorm reported on Ankara, especially north and west areas with ground deposit up to 40 cm in height. Present beans of 3-4 cm, which caused car damage.
District of Kavac (Province of Samsun), reported violent hailstorm with beans up to 4 cm in diameter. Damage.


Some hailstorms are reported on northern districts of Sarajevo, but with beans of 1-2 cm max.


Thessaloniki, reported hail showers in various areas of the city but grains that should not have exceeded 2 cm in diameter.


Villares de la Reina (Salamanca northern suburbs stadium area), dense hail, beans not over 2 cm.
Hailed in some sectors of the municipalities Huétor Vega, La Zubia and Monachil (south hinterland of Granada), beans up to 2 cm.
Hailed in the comarca of Requena-Utiel (province of Valencia), particularly in some areas of the municipalities of Caudete de las Fuentes and Los Corrales, with grains up to about 2 cm.
The hailstorm of Ayora (province of Valencia) with grains up to 3 cm, also affected the nearby area of ​​Zarra.


Strong hailstorms in the municipality of Bad Großpertholz (Lower Austria), in particular between Steinbach, St. Martin and Weitra, locally with grains up to 3 / 3.5 cm.