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Hailstorm in Islamabad

I had meant to write about this a couple of days ago as I had captured some nice images but could not find the time. So here's the post now.

My picture from my camera

A few days ago there was a hail storm in . It was a brief shower but one that my children enjoyed very much. I had read somewhere that hailstones can be as big as grapefruits and oranges but mercifully these were just the size of peas and grapes.

The above picture shows the hail stones that collected between folds of a sack on the rooftop of my house. The ones that fell on roads and roof melted very quickly as it is time here and the surface was warm.

My picture from my camera

It can quite a sight watching hailstones fall during warm temperatures. Isn't Nature amazing? Have you ever been caught in a hailstorm?

Image Credit » by JWahl

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LeaPea2417 wrote on April 26, 2015, 12:52 PM

I am glad the hail was not too big to cause damage. Storms like that always scare me.

valmnz wrote on April 26, 2015, 3:07 PM

We have hail storms often here, but the hailstones are not all that large. Those you've shown us are quite impressive.

melody23 wrote on April 26, 2015, 3:25 PM

Its so funny that you posted this, we had a hailstorm today in the west of Scotland and I believe it was snowing further north. Given that two days ago we had the hottest day of the year and its been pretty warm for the last week or so it was a bit odd to have hailstones.

Shellyann36 wrote on April 26, 2015, 5:32 PM

Those are pretty big chunks. We have had a few hail storms but nothing major in my immediate area. Other parts of the state had lots of damage done to cars though. Nature is amazing.

bestwriter wrote on April 26, 2015, 8:56 PM

I have never experienced this. Nor have I had snowflakes falling on my head whenever I went on holidays emoticon :sad:

msiduri wrote on April 27, 2015, 11:33 AM

We were caught in minor hailstorms twice while camping in the mountains. The first time we were sitting at the picnic table eating and I felt something hit my leg. It was about the size of a B-B. I looked at it and thought, "How odd. That looks like hail..." Pretty soon, there was a whole lot of stuff around that looked exactly like hail. We retreated inside the tent. My husband (then boyfriend) took a picture. It fell amazingly regularly. The ground was white for about two minutes then the hail melted. The second storm happened in the evening. One of groups camped around us was playing badminton. Everyone disappeared for a few minutes Happily, neither storm was serious.

Dawnwriter wrote on April 27, 2015, 1:31 PM

Amazing and pretty destructive at times.