PHOTOS: Freak hail storm hits Guadalajara, Mexico

PHOTOS: Freak hail storm hits Guadalajara, Mexico
PHOTOS: Freak hail storm hits Guadalajara, Mexico
A policeman stands next to vehicles buried in hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. - The accumulation of hail in the streets of Guadalajara buried vehicles and damaged homes. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)
A policeman stands next to vehicles buried in hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. - The accumulation of hail in the streets of Guadalajara buried vehicles and damaged homes. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)

Guadalajara (Mexico) (AFP) - A freak hail storm 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 meters (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 around five million, has been experiencing summer temperature of around 31 Centigrade (88 Fahrenheit) in recent days.

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A man with a bike walks on hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)

A man with a bike walks on hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)

A man with a bike walks on hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)
Vehicles buried in hail are seen in the streets in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)

Vehicles buried in hail are seen in the streets in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)

Vehicles buried in hail are seen in the streets in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman and a child walk on hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman and a child walk on hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman and a child walk on hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)
People remain on the sidewalk of a street covered with hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)

People remain on the sidewalk of a street covered with hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)

People remain on the sidewalk of a street covered with hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)
Residents play on top of ice after a heavy storm of rain and hail which affected some areas of the city in Guadalajara, Mexico June 30, 2019. (Photo: Fernando Carranza/Reuters)

Residents play on top of ice after a heavy storm of rain and hail which affected some areas of the city in Guadalajara, Mexico June 30, 2019. (Photo: Fernando Carranza/Reuters)

Residents play on top of ice after a heavy storm of rain and hail which affected some areas of the city in Guadalajara, Mexico June 30, 2019. (Photo: Fernando Carranza/Reuters)
Men remain next to trucks buried in hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)

Men remain next to trucks buried in hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)

Men remain next to trucks buried in hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)
Residents play on top of ice after a heavy storm of rain and hail which affected some areas of the city in Guadalajara, Mexico June 30, 2019. (Photo: Fernando Carranza/Reuters)

Residents play on top of ice after a heavy storm of rain and hail which affected some areas of the city in Guadalajara, Mexico June 30, 2019. (Photo: Fernando Carranza/Reuters)

Residents play on top of ice after a heavy storm of rain and hail which affected some areas of the city in Guadalajara, Mexico June 30, 2019. (Photo: Fernando Carranza/Reuters)
Aerial view of vehicles buried in hail in the streets in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)

Aerial view of vehicles buried in hail in the streets in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)

Aerial view of vehicles buried in hail in the streets in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman and her dogs walk on hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman and her dogs walk on hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman and her dogs walk on hail in the eastern area of Guadalajara, Jalisco state, Mexico, on June 30, 2019. (Photo: Ulisies Ruiz/AFP/Getty Images)

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