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Baseball-sized hail in Spain began with a heatwave at sea

Photography of a hailstone collected on 30 August 2022, in Forallac (Gerona province).

A hailstone collected on 30 August 2022, in Spain’s Girona province, with a one-euro coin for comparison. Global warming fuelled the storm that generated the hail. Credit: M. L. Martín et al./Geophys. Res. Lett.

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Nature 628, 239 (2024)



  1. Martín, M. L. et al. Geophys. Res. Lett. 51, e2023GL107632 (2024).

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