HAILSTONES fall in Barangay Cubay in La Carlota City, Negros Occidental Tuesday afternoon, November 14.
Hailstone is the lump of ice that falls during precipitation.
Residents said the hailstone was as big as a person's thumb.
Zeaphard Gerhart Caelian, head of Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Division, said there was a heavy downpour in the area before the hailstones fell around 3 p.m.
Caelian added that 8.5 millimeters of rain were dumped at the village.
He explained that the sudden change in the weather condition – like having isolated rains and thunderstorms after a hot weather – brought this "normal occurrence."
"The rain clouds freeze the water vapor during precipitation, and it falls to the ground as a form of hailstone," he added.
Caelian said that hailstones are a normal occurrence during a thunderstorm.
Published in the SunStar Bacolod newspaper on November 15, 2017.
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