Hail in Mersin, Turkey
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large hail accumulation in Mersin, Turkey.
A severe storm brought heavy rain and walnut sized hailstones to Turkey's Mediterranean coastal city of Mersin on Sunday, November 19, 2017. According to local media it produced large hail accumulations and caused havoc for motorists.

Some other severe hailstorms from around the world in recent months include: It is likely that atmospheric dust loading from increased comet and volcanic activity is contributing to these 'intense' or 'freak' hailstorms, the cooling effect of which causes ice crystals to form.