Local in Saint Etienne Captures Dramatic Impact of Torrential Hail

A local in Saint Etienne captured the dramatic impact of a torrential downpour of hail on August 17, as well as the ensuing flooding and problems for motorists in the French city.

A series of videos by Twitter user @BikeGaga shows the torrential downpour, which created a river of floodwater below their apartment, as well as leaving a thick layer of hail that was almost impassable for drivers.

The videos were a dramatic illustration of the kind of conditions faced in many parts of France, as weather warnings were extended across France. Credit: @BikeGaga via Storyful