Hailstones “size of £1 coins” smash car window

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MASSIVE hailstones battered a remote village on a Scottish island smashing through a car windscreen.

Blocks of ice the size of pound coins rained down on the the villages of Ness on the Isle of Lewis in a freak winter storm.

The back screen of a car window was smashed by the force of the hail as thunder and lighting rumbled across the island.

The hailstones smashed the rear windscreen of a car
The hailstones smashed the rear windscreen of a car

 

Kay Gunn, postmistress at the Port of Ness Post Office, said: “I’d never heard anything like it in all my life.”

She continued: “The wind picked up. We heard a rumble and at first we thought it was a lorry.

“There was a big flash and another rumble and then the hailstones started.”

Local crofter Donald MacSween, who posted images of the damage on Twitter, said: “It happened at the back of 11 last night.

“There was loud thunder less than a mile away. Then there were these marble sized hailstones.

Hailstones, some the size of £1 coins, pelted the area
Hailstones, some the size of £1 coins, pelted the area

 

“I’ve never seen them that big before in real life.”

Mr MacSween said he looked out the window and some of his sheep were “going bananas”.

“It [the hailstones] only lasted about a minute,” he added.

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