March 21, 2016 - CHINA - Residents of Chenzhou city in southern China's Hunan Province were in for a shock on March 20 when egg-sized hailstones hit the area out of the blue.
Amateur pictures taken during the 15-minute shower showed streets covered with the enormous pieces of ice and slush, resembling thousands of marbles rolling across the ground, China News Service reports.
One of the southernmost provinces in China, Hunan has a subtropical climate, meaning the summer will likely be more a case of sunny-side up than frozen egg hailstones.
Elsewhere in the province, the tumultuous conditions were on display as drivers in Anhua county were forced to stop on a highway after heavy rain caused a large landslide.
WATCH: Unusual hailstorm strikes Guizhou in Southwest China.
- GB Times.