Bloemfontein hailstorm
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Hail storm in Bloemfontein on 20 October, 2016 around Langenhovenpark.

A heavy storm passed through Bloemfontein last night with hail wreaking havoc in the drought stricken area.

The hail storm caused damaged to some cars.

The thick layer of hail, which could almost be mistaken for snow, covered the streets of Bloemfontein.

People on Twitter, though, have reacted with relief and have expressed how happy they are to receiving the rain: