Hailstorms: 52 Most Intense

See the TORRO Hail Scale page for more information on hailstorm intensities.

The 52 Most Intense Hailstorms, 1650 To Date

Date

Max TORRO intensity

Swath length km

Swath width km

Course of hailstorm

28 July 1666

H6

 

 

Aldeburgh (Suffolk)

30 June 1687

H6+

 

 

Alvanley (Cheshire)

10 May 1697

H7

85

 

St Asaph (Denbighshire) >
Blackburn (Lancashire)

15 May 1697

H8

5+

 

Offley/Hitchin (Hertfordshire)

17 June 1697

H5-6

 

 

Westhide (Herefordshire)

14 July 1719

H6+

32

 

"Twenty parishes" near Seighford (Staffordshire)

5 Aug 1738

H5-6

25

 

Uxbridge (Greater London) >
St Albans (Hertfordshire)

5 Aug 1761

H6+

 

 

Benfield (Northamptonshire)

19 Aug 1763

H7

65

5-7

Tunbridge Wells >
Isle of Sheppey (Kent)

18 Aug 1797

H6+

 

 

Helford Passage (Cornwall)

4 May 1800

H6

65

6-7

Kettering (Northamptonshire) >
Stamford (Lincolnshire)

19 Aug 1800

H7

60

8-10

Upper Heyford (Oxfordshire) >
Clophill (Bedfordshire)

15 July 1808

H6-7

95

10

Poyntington (Dorset)/Milborne Port (Somerset) >
Monmouth

24 July 1818

H7

32

3

Stronsay >
N Ronaldsay (Orkney Islands)

15 May 1833

H5-6

20

8

Southowram (West Yorkshire) >
Keighley (North Yorkshire)

9 Aug 1843

H7

255

15-20

Stow-on-the-Wold (Gloucestershire) >
Horsey (Norfolk)

1 Aug 1846

H6

5

 

Weldon (Northamptonshire)

16 July 1852

H5-6

35+

 

Leigh (Worcestershire) >
Pedmore (West Midlands)

23 Aug 1855

H6

5

 

Newport (Isle of Wight)

20 July 1859

H6

15+

 

E Barnet (Greater London) >
Loughton (Essex)

16 June 1870

H6

70

12-14

Bridport/Abbotsbury (Dorset) >
Warminster/Corsley (Wiltshire)

3 Aug 1879

H6-7

30

5-7

Teddington (Greater London) >
Watford (Hertfordshire)

3 July 1883

H6

25

10

Caistor (Lincolnshire) >
Barton-on-Humber (N Lincs)

2 June 1889

H6

70

5

Botesdale (Suffolk) >
Thornham (Norfolk)

8 July 1893

H6-7

30

7

Baldersby (North Yorkshire) >
Barnard Castle (Co Durham)

30 May 1897

H6

80

8

Seaford (East Sussex) >
Gillingham (Kent)

24 June 1897

H7

115

15

Slough (Buckinghamshire) >
Brightlingsea (Essex)

11 June 1900

H5-6

50+

8-10

Northampton >
Melton Mowbray (Leicestershire)

20 July 1900

H6

50+

10-12

Northampton >
Anstey (Leicestershire)

2 Aug 1906

H6

105

5-7

Moulsoe (Buckinghamshire) >
The Wash

27 May 1913

H6

120

8-10

Riseley (Bedfordshire) >
Holbrook (Suffolk)

4 July 1915 (a)

H6

20

 

Appledore >
Combe Martin (North Devon)

4 July 1915 (b)

H6-7

165

16

Highbridge (Somerset) >
Winslow (Buckinghamshire)

16 July 1918

H6

35

 

S Holmwood (Surrey) >
Bromley (Greater London)

25 May 1922

H6

10

 

Tunbridge Wells etc (Kent)

22 July 1925

H6

20

 

Bexley/Dartford (Kent) >
West Ham (Greater London)

22 Sept 1935

H6

335

16

Newport (Gwent) >
Mundesley (Norfolk)

11 May 1945

H6

40

7

Cassington/N Wolvercote (Oxfordshire) >
Padbury (Buckinghamshire)

16 July 1947

H6

65

 

Semer/Sudbury (Suffolk) >
Wymondham (Norfolk)

5 Sept 1958

H6-7

150

10-15

W Wittering (West Sussex) >
Maldon (Essex)

9 July 1959

H5-6

220

10-15

Sutton Scotney (Hampshire) >
Bury St Edmunds (Suffolk)

13 July 1967

H6

90

8

Harptree (Somerset) >
Aldsworth (Gloucestershire)

1 July 1968

H6

90

 

Exebridge (Devon) >
Tredegar (Gwent)

2 July 1968

H6

35

 

Start Point >
Newton Abbot (Devon)

14 July 1975

H5-6

105

7-10

Edgbaston (West Midlands) >
Carburton (Nottinghamshire)

5 June 1983

H5a

200

10-12

Chickerell (Dorset) >
Eastbourne (East Sussex)

7 June 1983

H5-6

130

10

St Martins (Shropshire) >
Elslack-in-Craven (North Yorkshire)

26 May 1985

H6

75

15

Romford (Greater London) >
Preston-St-Mary (Suffolk)

24 July 1994

H6

35

15

Asfordby (Leicestershire) >
Welby (Lincolnshire)

7 June 1996

H6

180

7-8

Hale (Hampshire) >
Comberton (Cambridgeshire)

28 June 2012

H6

120

10

Berkswell (West Midlands) > South Kyme (Lincolnshire)

1 July 2015

H6

116

7

Skipton (North Yorkshire) > west Newcastle-u-Tyne (Tyne and Wear)