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Hailstones as big as grapefruits hammered several countries across Europe, causing chaos and damaging thousands of homes and buildings. The fierce hailstorm has battered parts of Slovenia, Croatia and Germany since Monday as strong gale-force winds brought cold temperatures along with intense rainfall. Enormous hailstones were found in Stari trg ob Kolpi, Deskova vas and Predgrad, Slovenia by Marko Korosec, who is a weather adviser for traffic and highways. The 37-year-old said: "There was significant damage to cars and houses, complete destruction in some areas. BRUTAL severe hailstorm with hailstones up to ~12 cm across (close to 5") in Predgrad, soth Slovenia yesterday, June 11th. Report: @Dolenjskanews pic.twitter.com/eG659p60iM — severe-weather.EU (@severeweatherEU) June 12, 2019