Mexico isn’t always the warm, sunny destination we imagine it to be. Yesterday, the city of Guadalajara, in the western part of the country, was pounded by hail, forming layers of ice up to five feet thick.
The ice pellets buried vehicles, damaged buildings, and were also accompanied by flooding. Luckily — and, it seems, miraculously — no one has been hurt.
The storm occurred when the temperature suddenly dropped from 71 degrees to 57 degrees, and necessitated the deployment of civil protection machinery to clear the streets.
According to authorities, 200 homes have been damaged by the storm, and 50 vehicles swept away or buried. As reported by The Guardian, Jalisco governor Enrique Alfaro said, “We ask ourselves if climate change is real. These are never-before-seen natural phenomenons.”