Hail of a time: Storms turn parts of Almeria white

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BLANKETED: Several hectares of farmland were covered in snow following storms.

THE arrival of May in Almeria brought unseasonal winter weather to the province with several areas left covered in snow and hail following unseasonal storms.

El Ejido, La Mojonera and Vicar were all hit by storms which left an estimated 20 to 30 hectares of covered farmland damaged, according to the COAG agricultural association.

The weight of the hail and snow also caused some 20 greenhouses to collapse, according to initial findings from the group.

Andres Gongora, from COAG, said work was now being done to see how much damage had been caused in advanced of repair efforts.

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