Nature Video

 

Dramatic footage has emerged of a powerful hail storm hitting Melbourne, Australia.

The video, filmed by Brooke King on January 19, shows folf ball-sized hail stones battering a wooden deck.

Putting the sheer size of the icy stones in perspective, the clip also features the filmer holding five or six of them in her hand.

Australia has had to endure extreme weather at all ends of spectrum in recent weeks, from intense heat, causing bushfires, to dust storms and heavy rainfall, leading to flooding.

Other videos have also surfaced online, showing the hail storm smashing car windows and destroying trees.