Freak hailstorm caught on camera as weird weather hits Worthing

VIDEO: Freak hailstorm (stock image)

VIDEO: Freak hailstorm (stock image)

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A freak storm which hit Worthing last night has been caught on camera.

The West Sussex town was deluged with hail and lightning struck the town.

West Sussex Fire and Rescue was called out six times in 10 minutes as residents recieved electric shocks. 

Some people were left without internet, telephone or television connections.

Mary Cochran caught the hail shower on camera.

She said: "I heard a massive clap of thunder that shook my flat.

"It was rather scary.

"Then the hail came for about three minutes."

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10:42am Fri 28 Mar 14

clubrob6 says...

Not impressed with that video was expecting to see something dramatic.
Not impressed with that video was expecting to see something dramatic. clubrob6
  • Score: 17

12:51pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Take it Personally says...

Typical!
For once I thought there is a quality image and when I clicked on the article it turns out to be a "stock Image" (taken by a REAL photographer with talent)
Given the headline, I too expected a dramatic video... this is up there with the recent video of the "demolition of cottage at Birling Gap" video. Nice clothes pegs though...
Typical! For once I thought there is a quality image and when I clicked on the article it turns out to be a "stock Image" (taken by a REAL photographer with talent) Given the headline, I too expected a dramatic video... this is up there with the recent video of the "demolition of cottage at Birling Gap" video. Nice clothes pegs though... Take it Personally
  • Score: 5

1:38pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Brightonian63 says...

Hardly freakish or weird, there have been a number of hailstorms recently in sussex, most people wouldn't bat an eye!
Hardly freakish or weird, there have been a number of hailstorms recently in sussex, most people wouldn't bat an eye! Brightonian63
  • Score: 4

1:47pm Fri 28 Mar 14

worthingite says...

There is also a fake doing the rounds on the Worthing Facebook page,Nobody, let alone a photographer new is was coming so would not be set up, also you would NOT leave a lens exposed in a hailstorm, just on the off chance there might be some lightning!
There is also a fake doing the rounds on the Worthing Facebook page,Nobody, let alone a photographer new is was coming so would not be set up, also you would NOT leave a lens exposed in a hailstorm, just on the off chance there might be some lightning! worthingite
  • Score: 0

3:02pm Fri 28 Mar 14

Dave At Home says...

This is what happens when we allow frackers into the County, expect more to follow...
This is what happens when we allow frackers into the County, expect more to follow... Dave At Home
  • Score: 1

3:03pm Fri 28 Mar 14

ourcoalition says...

Unbelievable - fantastic - it must be a Green Party plot to con us into thinking there is such a thing as Global Warming.

Oh - there is such a thing. According to 97% of scientists - only!!!

And the Greens don't run Worthing.......yet!!
!
Unbelievable - fantastic - it must be a Green Party plot to con us into thinking there is such a thing as Global Warming. Oh - there is such a thing. According to 97% of scientists - only!!! And the Greens don't run Worthing.......yet!! ! ourcoalition
  • Score: 0

4:33pm Fri 28 Mar 14

xlaughingx says...

Sooooo exciting! zzzzzzzz. Could have at least jumped out at the end & shouted surprise!
Sooooo exciting! zzzzzzzz. Could have at least jumped out at the end & shouted surprise! xlaughingx
  • Score: 3

4:37pm Fri 28 Mar 14

ddrury says...

LOL!! WOW! BRILLIANT! (not)
LOL!! WOW! BRILLIANT! (not) ddrury
  • Score: 1

9:56pm Fri 28 Mar 14

FatherTed11 says...

I woudn't have beleived it could hail until I saw the video of it hailing. Thanks Argus you stupid fckucing news paper..
I woudn't have beleived it could hail until I saw the video of it hailing. Thanks Argus you stupid fckucing news paper.. FatherTed11
  • Score: 2

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