Motorists caught out by freak hailstorm on M9

© Highands and Islands WeatherHail storms at Dunblane
Hail storms at Dunblane

A surprise hailstorm halted traffic on a busy Scottish motorway.

Drivers on the M9 near Dunblane were forced to pull over during a sudden deluge of unusually large hailstones on Saturday afternoon.

Judy Murray was amongst those who posted footage of the freak conditions on social media. She said: “It’s June FFS. And snow and hail where I live.”

Similar conditions were reported on the A9 near Blackford.

Somewhere between Stirling and Blackford

Posted by Claire Sommerville on Saturday, 9 June 2018

The Perthshire region was hit by torrential downpours on Sunday morning, but local fire crews said there was no reported flooding issues.