WATCH: Freak hailstorm floods Birmingham street
Wednesday, September 02, 2015, 15:43 GMT -
Torrents of water gushed down Norrington Road in Northfield following a thick, white scattering of hailstones on Tuesday evening.
"It was like a river had burst its banks nearby, it was on a biblical level," said Paul Rigby, who captured the incredible moment on his mobile phone outside his home. "The downpour lasted about half an hour, I couldn't believe my eyes.”
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"It looked like a tropical storm you would see in Miami or somewhere like that, not in a suburb of Birmingham.
"But then there was this white covering of hail too, which looked bizarre. It felt nearer Christmas than summer.
"I guess it signals that summer is well and truly over,” he added.
Other people also took to social media to show the hail's snow-like transformation of Birmingham streets.
A truly british summerPosted by Jordon Manders on Tuesday, 1 September 2015
Hailing so hard it's settling on the ground like snow. Birmingham B31 pic.twitter.com/VxZIu2mDN1— Elliot Smith (@townxelliot) September 1, 2015
So much hail it looks like snow!!! pic.twitter.com/2JP7LFvRN0— samm (@miss_sammstar) September 1, 2015
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