• Hailstorm in Alice Springs on Friday. (Claire Ryan)Source: Claire Ryan
A hailstorm hit Alice Springs in Australia's Red Centre on Friday afternoon.
NITV Staff Writer

17 Jun 2016 - 5:29 PM  UPDATED 17 Jun 2016 - 5:37 PM

A hailstorm battered Alice Springs, located in Australia's Central Desert area and known for its mostly dry climate, on Friday afternoon.

Residents and media have been documenting the anomaly on social media.

Some are expressing great surprise.

The Australian Bureau of Meteorology predicts there will be a lighter Saturday morning storm and it will clear by Sunday.