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hailstone

a pellet of hail

hailstone

[′hāl‚stōn]
(meteorology)
A single unit of hail, ranging in size from that of a pea to that of a grapefruit, or from less than ¼ inch (6 millimeters) to more than 5 inches (13 centimeters) diameter; may be spheroidal, conical, or generally irregular in shape.
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The forecast says that most parts of the country will be affected by heavy rains that may be associated with thunderstorms, wind and hailstones.
The Met Office said: "The thundery conditions will be perfect for hailstones - and they could be huge.
The Birmingham office of accountants PKF has welcomed audit and assurance directors Sally Beavan and Karen Hailstone and business development manager Chris Clay into its ranks.
Hailstones the size of golf balls smashed into the Airbus A321 aircraft as it flew over Germany on its way to Manchester, UK.
I remember it going really black and hailstones as big as golf balls.
Then there are also the winds that can pick up from nothing to 100mph in seconds, and driving hazards, with hailstones up to the size of baseballs.
It makes sense that harder hailstones will cause more damage, but we need to explore that," says Tanya Brown, a meteorologist and IBHS research engineer.
Residents contacted the Telegraph in their droves with tales of freak storms and enormous hailstones, which damaged cars and caused flooding.
It followed extreme weather in England, where hailstones the size of golf balls were seen in Leicestershire and a man died in a swollen river in Shropshire.
FIVE women have braved sub-zero temperatures, gale force winds, snow, hailstones, driving rain, exhaustion and a 1,200-mile journey to raise pounds 2,000 for charity.
Numerous bacteria have been found concentrated in the centre of hailstones.