A white out from hailstones storm...in the middle of June

White out in Charlotte Walk: Hailstones fell during a freak storm at Quadring on Friday.
White out in Charlotte Walk: Hailstones fell during a freak storm at Quadring on Friday.

THUNDER and lightning was accompanied by hailstones which left Quadring in a white out on Friday.

The freak storm hit shortly after 8pm and made a summer’s day look like the depths of winter.

*Thought these might be of interest, taken during the storm which happened on Friday evening (10th June 11).' Kind regards.' Andy Scott'6 Chestnut Avenue'Donington. I should of course state that as I'm not certain it touched the ground, it should be referred to as a Funnel Cloud. However, I believe that touchdown may have been somewhere on the Quadring Fen area (subject to confirmation), and if so may be referred to as a Tornado.' 'Thanks.' 'Andy Scott

*Thought these might be of interest, taken during the storm which happened on Friday evening (10th June 11).' Kind regards.' Andy Scott'6 Chestnut Avenue'Donington. I should of course state that as I'm not certain it touched the ground, it should be referred to as a Funnel Cloud. However, I believe that touchdown may have been somewhere on the Quadring Fen area (subject to confirmation), and if so may be referred to as a Tornado.' 'Thanks.' 'Andy Scott

Hailstones – 1cm square and bigger – pummelled everything in their wake and left many garden plants hanging in shreds.

Some gardens were still strewn with hailstones at a depth of three to four inches until after lunchtime on Saturday.

In nearby Donington, Lincolnshire Free Press reader Andy Scott took a picture of a funnel cloud over the rooftops,

Mr Scott said if a funnel cloud touches the ground it becomes a tornado.

He said: “I believe that touchdown may have been somewhere on the Quadring Fen area – subject to confirmation.”

l If you have pictures of Friday’s storm please email them to nigel.chapman@jpress.co.uk