Today we had crazy weather. It started out very warm and very humid and then suddenly we got a downpour with thunder, lightning and hailstones as big as ice cubes - we thought that the windows at work were going to crack as they were being hit with such force. The street where I work was awash with water, a tree was snapped in half in the park, one local store's roof collapsed and many others were flooded. Two dogs that were tied up in the street whilst their owner went shopping were rescued by passers-by and taken to safety. However, not so fortunate was the little cat called China who lives across the road from Cath - she was hit by a hailstone and killed. David said our cats all came to find him upstairs when it started - scared because of the noise.
We're all fine - the car roof has a few dents and the garden is a bit battered but I'm just glad we were all safe and dry when it happened. None of us has ever experienced anything like it before. Strange times...
David grabbed these pics when the hail started.
And here's a link to more news on the weather here today. http://www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/Leicestershire-battered-storms-torrential-rain/story-16464588-detail/story.html