It rained hailstones in central S'pore
Thu, Mar 27, 2008
The Straits Times

HAILSTONES were reported in central Singapore between 3.15 pm and 3.45pm on Thursday.

The Straits Times received at least three calls from readers in Bishan and Toa Payoh regarding the phenomenon.

In a statement, the National Environment Agency Meterological Services said that hailstones form in intense thunderstorm clouds which occur all year round in the tropics.

It added that generally, the hailstones would have been melted before they reach the ground. However, in the presence of a strong downdraft in an intense thunderstorm, the hailstones can be brought to the ground rapidly without melting.

The last hailstone incident was reported on July 27 last year.


Still feeling the shock days after the escape of JI most notorius man. How could that happen when S'pore pride itself as efficient and no nonsense handling of threats...

By all standards, Minister Wong has shown good leadership. He has remained calm and this has reassured many of the citizens.
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