On the first days of July 2021, severe hailstorms occurred in Bulgaria and Greece.
From Thursday to Friday, 1.-2. July 2021, large hail up to 7 cm and high hail accumulations flooded several cities in Bulgaria.
While 7 cm hail fell in Cherven Bryag, Pleven region and 6 cm hail Kŭrdzhali, Bulgaria, on Thursday, 1. July 2021, on the following day, Friday, 2. July 2021, large hail accumulations surprised the city of Madan, Bulgaria /videos below/.
The ice cubes fell for about 15 minutes and an overall hail cover of nearly 10 cm was formed.
A main street in the city was closed for a time.
A baseball-sized hail fell in the Cherven Bryag region. There were reported damages to hundreds of cars, broken roofs, and windows of houses. People are asking for help from the state.
In the Plovdiv region, storms with gusting winds uprooted huge trees.
Hail the size of a walnut hit several villages and agricultural areas - people are saying that crops have been completely destroyed.
At the weekend, storms with 3 cm hail according to ESWD shifted to northeastern Greece - regions of Xanthi and Rodopi.
In the next few days, the next round of extreme heatwaves hit Balkan, such as large parts of southern and eastern Europe /forecast soon on Mkweather/.