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The residents in Bandarawela and Madolseema experienced a shower of ice for several minutes followed by thunder showers around 3 pm today, reporters said.

The Meteorology Department which confirmed the shower of ice said it was an unusual situation. The Department said this phenomenon could occur during thunder showers and dissolve with the change of temperature.
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  • Hornet Sunday, 15 July 2012 04:49 AM

    Yes it is called hailstorm a very common phenomena in northern regions of Pakistan. Sometimes it is very damaging.

    Bushel Friday, 13 July 2012 12:20 PM

    Unless Met dept says no body knows that ice dissolve with temperature.... Clever Met officials!

    Enid Saturday, 14 July 2012 05:30 AM

    Sorry, Mr. Meteorologist but how can there be snow without the temperature dropping below zero?That whole process of The Hail Storm where pieces of ice form has happened before. Read about it.

    Abbath Saturday, 14 July 2012 05:25 AM

    I'm not surprised. In Sri Lanka anything can happen.

    idiot Friday, 13 July 2012 06:41 PM

    It is called 'hailstorm' not shower of ice. The ice particles then 'melts' into water, not 'dissolve'. Correct words come with good education.

    AMG Friday, 13 July 2012 07:07 PM

    Strange but OK !

    PANDITHAYA Friday, 13 July 2012 07:46 PM

    Nice explanation THANK YOU

    Hussain Friday, 13 July 2012 10:10 PM

    You are correct it should be called a 'hail storm' . it happens when the temperature of the air drops to below 9 degrees F.

    sam Sunday, 15 July 2012 04:48 PM

    I think you’ve mixed up Fahrenheit (F) and Celsius (C). Freezing point of water is 0C=32F so 9F (~ -27C) is way colder than 0C. All these numbers are corresponding to ambient conditions so low pressure at upper atmosphere may cause changes in these numbers.
    NB: Language policy in 1956 is not the only or the prime cause for all of our problems!?!?!?!

    senavi Friday, 13 July 2012 11:09 PM

    meteorology department is very good with yeaterday weather

    Chandler Friday, 13 July 2012 11:51 PM

    After effects of horrible language decision in 1956.

    Jagath Leanage Saturday, 14 July 2012 12:11 AM

    Moda Politicians will start telling "Asiyawe Ascharya"

    Nihal Fernando Saturday, 14 July 2012 01:26 AM

    Correct you are Idiot. It is called hailstorm.
    There are sandstorm, windstorm, dust storm, thunderstorm, etc.

    Sarani Sunday, 15 July 2012 01:20 AM

    It's called hail storm, very common during thundershowers, in areas where the atmostpheric air has warm-air and cold-air clashing together.


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