PHOTOS: Freak hailstorm hits Guadalajara, Mexico

A policeman near vehicles buried in hail in Guadalajara, Mexico, on June 30. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)

GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AFP) — A freak hailstorm on Sunday struck Guadalajara, one of Mexico's most populous cities, shocking residents and trapping vehicles in a deluge of ice pellets up to two yards deep.

"I've never seen such scenes in Guadalajara," said the state governor, Enrique Alfaro.

"Then we ask ourselves if climate change is real. These are never-before-seen natural phenomenons," he said. "It's incredible."

Guadalajara, located north of Mexico City and with a population of about 5 million, has been experiencing summer temperatures of about 88 degrees Fahrenheit in recent days.

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A cyclist walks on hail in Guadalajara, Mexico, on June 30. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)
Vehicles buried in hail in Guadalajara, Mexico, on June 30. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman and a child walk on hail in Guadalajara, Mexico, on June 30. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)
A street covered with hail in Guadalajara, Mexico, on June 30. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)
Residents play on hail, which affected some areas of Guadalajara, Mexico, on June 30. (Photo: Fernando Carranza/Reuters)
Trucks buried in hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Mexico, on June 30. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)
Residents play on top of hail in Guadalajara, Mexico, on June 30. (Photo: Fernando Carranza/Reuters)
Vehicles buried in hail in the streets of Guadalajara, Mexico, on June 30. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman and her dogs walk on hail in Guadalajara, Mexico, on June 30. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)

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