Several people were injured in a hailstorm in southern Germany yesterday, police in Bavaria have said.

Houses were flooded due to heavy rain and damaged by hail, which meteorologists described as being 5cm in size.

Some witnesses, however, reported hail the size of tennis balls (over 6.5cm) pounding cars on a road in Bavaria, smashing car windows and side mirrors.

Video posted by one passenger of a boat on the Ammersee near Munich shows giant hailstones hammering the lake yesterday afternoon.

Another video captured the moment hailstones cracked a car windscreen in Germering-Unterpfaffenhoffen.

The German Weather Service (DWD) had earlier warned residents of Bavaria and Saxony that the predicted stormy weather could bring "large hail with grain sizes of around 5cm, downpours and storm gusts".

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