In St. Kitts and Nevis, residents in the northern part of the twin-island federation experienced the phenomena of a ‘hailstorm in the tropics’ Thursday morning.

Videos and pictures have been making the rounds on social media of the rare weather event. The affected areas included Tabernacle, Saddlers Village and Dieppe Bay.

In one video, a woman expressed shock at the weather event.

Hail is a form of precipitation consisting of solid ice that forms inside thunderstorm updrafts.

It can damage aircraft, homes, cars and can be deadly to livestock and people.

Hail is extremely rare in places like the Caribbean.