The pellets have caused damage to cars that parked on the street as it hit the windows

The pellets have caused damage to cars that parked on the street as it hit the windows
A city in north-west China was heavily hit by a hailstorm today.

Footage released by Chinese media shows a resident holding a massive hailstone as big as her palm.

Local meteorological bureau has issued amber storm signal and advised residents to stay indoor to avoid getting injured.


According to Central China Television, cities in Shangnan county of Shaanxi Province was battered by a 20-minute-long storm this afternoon.

Mobile phone footage taken by local residents captured massive hailstones breaking car windows on the streets.

Many claimed the pellets were of sizes of pigeon eggs and some as big as a person's palm.

It's said the hailstorm has also caused damage to buildings and crops.

Shangluo meteorological bureau warned members of public that they were expected to have heavy rain and gusty winds accompanied with the hailstones in the coming six hours.

They advised the public to stay indoor and set up anti-hail protection in their houses.