The Mexican city of Guadalajara was blasted by a summer hailstorm that dropped up to 3 feet of ice in some areas.
Astonishing photos from the region show what look to be a wintry scene in the hart of summer with the city almost entirely covered with ice.
The local government officials scrambled to contain the damage and clear up the roads with the Mexican Army and surrounding municipal authorities helping to remove the hail from public roads and buildings.
In a tweet, Jalisco Governor Enrique Alfaro Ramirez said “I witnessed scenes that I had never seen before” after surveying the results of the extreme weather on Sunday morning, and attributed the freak amount of hail to the effects of climate change. He added on Twitter, “Hail more than a meter high, and then we wonder if climate change exists.”
No injuries or deaths were reported from the storms, Ramirez said.