Severe hailstorm, downburst and flash flooding in Istanbul, Turkey – July 27, 2017
An intense severe supercell thunderstorm hit Istanbul, Turkey late on July 27, producing an intense severe hailstorm with very large hail, severe straight line winds and intense flash flooding. Widespread damage has been reported.
A number of intense thunderstorms hit the wider region around Istanbul in the afternoon, with a number of severe hailstorms. Hail reached diameters up to 8-9 cm in Istanbul.
Radar presentation of the storm and photographs indicate it was a supercell.
Widespread major damage was reported, including hail damage to cars, buildings and airliners (!!), flooding damage and severe wind damage.
Also make sure to see the videos of the severe thunderstorms from various locations in Istanbul below: