Yesterday’s Rain Caused Hailstorm in Several Areas. Here’s What You Should Know.


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So we all know that Mother Nature unleashed her force yesterday, with an unexpected storm but there has also been news buzzing around about frozen rain aka hail.

The last time we experienced hail was in 2013, where pellets of frozen rain fell upon us and we were blessed with this iconic footage that will never get old:

For those who are wondering how does hail occur

According to NEA: “Hail forms in strong thunderstorm clouds, particularly those with intense updrafts, high liquid water content, great vertical extent, large water droplets and where a good portion of the cloud layer is below freezing 0 °C.”

Basically, if the wind is strong enough to carry the water droplets above the freezing level, the water freezes and ta-dah—you get frozen rain!

Image: giphy.com

Hail sightings

If you have missed this rare phenomenon, there is a slew of videos posted by netizens.

Thankfully, FB user Mygolf Sg uploaded a video of hailstones dropping at Seletar Golf Club.

Hailstones at Seletar Golf Club

Posted by Mygolf Sg on Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Looked like Abomasnow used hail and it was super effective!

Image: buzzfeed.com

FB user, Michael Wong shared a video and the caption read: Singapore: “My friend send this video. The rain got hail stones along SLE.”


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Singapore: My friend send this video. The rain got hail stones along SLE.

Posted by Michael Wong on Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Students in NYP also witnessed it!

Wah!!!!! It's hail…. First time in Singapore I saw hail

Posted by Wang Shen Han on Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Here is a video of a driver praying that the hailstones won’t break his windshield.

Hailstones in Seletar

WATCH: "Don't break my glass", says a driver, as hailstones clattered on his windscreen during this evening's storm. (Video: Sara Thompson)

Posted by Channel NewsAsia on Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Thoughts

Hail might not be something new in Singapore, but I can’t help but wonder if it is related to Global Warming, since we experienced “winter” just a few weeks back.

But amidst all this, I really want this woman to make a comeback:

Image: youtube.com

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