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High wings and baseball-sized hail lash cities across Israel, toppling trees and cranes

  • A Lebanese couple stand under an umbrella in rainy weather at the Corniche or waterfront promenade, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    A Lebanese couple stand under an umbrella in rainy weather at the Corniche or waterfront promenade, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)  (The Associated Press)

  • Lightning strikes during a thunderstorm in Beheira, 180 kilometers (112 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Mahmood Shahiin)

    Lightning strikes during a thunderstorm in Beheira, 180 kilometers (112 miles) north of Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Mahmood Shahiin)  (The Associated Press)

  • Lebanese people try to avoid getting soaked by high waves crashing on the seafront at the Corniche, or waterfront promenade, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

    Lebanese people try to avoid getting soaked by high waves crashing on the seafront at the Corniche, or waterfront promenade, in Beirut, Lebanon, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)  (The Associated Press)

Israel is facing a bout of unruly weather, with high winds knocking over cranes and hail the size of baseballs lashing cities across the country.

Israeli police say they have received reports Sunday of cranes downed by the wind, one of which struck a man, although his condition was unknown. Elsewhere, trees have been knocked down, including one that hit a bus, seriously injuring a passenger.

Israeli media reported wind speeds of 100 kilometers (62 miles) per hour. Rain is expected to continue into Monday.

Israeli media aired footage of a crane collapsing in central Tel Aviv, pictures of cars squashed by trees and pedestrians seeking refuge from the hail.