During the intense worsening that affected Italy yesterday, numerous violent thunderstorms developed during the afternoon mainly on the internal sectors.

Some of these storms have turned out to be extreme such as in Puglia: intense phenomena have affected Bari, Brindisi area, and above all the heart of Salento.

In particular, we point out a hailstorm, to say the least, exceptional and unfortunately very harmful for the countryside, which occurred between Maglie and Melpignano, south of Lecce. The hail storm occurred during Saturday afternoon due to a small but very violent storm formed right on the Maglie area.
The hailstorm was so intense and persistent that it whitened the town of Melpignano entirely and managed to accumulate several centimeters of ice on the ground.