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Saturday, April 21, 2018

LOOK: Hailstorm showers Paoay, Atok Benguet

Baguio City - Pebbles of ice with the size of corn kernel showered the town of Paoay in Atok Benguet for over an hour on Saturday.

In a short video uploaded by a local resident on Facebook, it can be seen the moment when corn kernel- size pebbles of ice land on  roofing of a house overlooking a greenhouse garden below.

Video uploader Stefanie Cornel Haight also posted photos of the aftermath of the hailstorm that hit and filled a toilet bowl with small marbles of ice similar to crushed-ice used in Halo-halo.

White as cloud marbles of ice land on ground in Paoay, Atok Benguet. Photo Courtesy || Stefanie Cornel Haight

Corn kernel-size pebbles of ice. Photo Courtesy || Stefanie Cornel Haight

A toilet bowl filled with marbles of ice. Photo Courtesy || Stefanie Cornel Haight
Occurrence of hailstorm during the beginning of the summer season in the country can only happen once or twice a year which can be attributed to the negative effects of climate change according to Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration or (PAGASA).

But PAGASA had said that hailstorm such as this should not cause panic and fear, since it is simply a natural phenomenon that occurs when high temperature hit land, causing precipitation to fall to earth as rain but freeze on the way to the ground.

Watch hailstorm in Paoay:

Photos and Videos all belongs to Stefanie Cornel Haight.


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