ILOCOS NORTE, Philippines – The weather got chilly in Ilocos Norte on Sunday, July 7, as hail and thunderstorm fell on the towns of Solsona and Dingras.
According to June Gudoy of the Ilocos Norte provincial government, the hail storm lasted for about 30 minutes.
A mini tornado was also spotted one kilometer from the national highway. Traffic was closed as some trees were uprooted.
No injuries were reported in the incidents.
This is the second time that hail fell on Solsona. On April 18, frozen rain as big as corn pellets also fell, surprising residents.
According to PAG-ASA, hail storms are caused by thunderstorms. They come about when ice particles from cumulonimbus clouds do not melt upon their descent.
The Ilocos provincial government said they remain vigilant as future hailstorms might harm residents. – Rappler.com
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