intense severe supercell thunderstorm hit Istanbul, Turkey late on
July 27, producing an intense severe hailstorm with very large hail,
severe straight line winds and intense flash flooding. Widespread
damage has been reported.
large hail in Istanbul. Photo: Severe Weather Turkey.
number of intense thunderstorms hit the wider region around Istanbul
in the afternoon, with a number of severe hailstorms. Hail reached
diameters up to 8-9 cm in Istanbul.
large hailstone, 8-9 cm in diameter (Istanbul). Photo: Hava Forum –
presentation of the storm and photographs indicate it was a
cloud on the supercell over Istanbul. Photo: Severe Weather Turkey.
major damage was reported, including hail damage to cars, buildings
and airliners (!!), flooding damage and severe wind damage.