Australia has desperately needed rain, but not like this.
Areas choked with smoke earlier this month have been pelted with hailstones the size of golf balls over the past few days: , smashing cars and windows, and literally .
People all over the world had been hoping Australia would soon get enough rainfall to break its long, trying drought. Unprecedented bushfires have been ravaging the country for months, burning approximately , destroying over 2500 homes, and killing over 30 people. Experts estimate over have died, with recovery expected to take decades. Read more...More about Australia, Science, Weather, Bushfires, and Hail