- A video of hailstorm or ice raining in Santa Maria, Bulacan has gone viral
- The sounds of the somewhat large "mini-cubes" of ice could be heard in the video
- The one who took the clip even showed a closer look of the ice, which could easily be held or picked up due to its size
- As per the explanation of PAGASA, haistorms are not unusual whenever there are thunderstorms
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A video of of "mini ice-cubes" raining in Santa Maria, Bulacan has gone viral.
According to ABS-CBN News, the size of the cubes is similar that of "sagong isang pulgada."
The one who took the video even showed a closeup of the ice, which could be held by hand since it does not easily melt due to its size.
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"Änlalaki ng yelo," one could hear in the video.
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PAGASA has its own explanation.
"Yong hailstorm po ay hindi na katakataka ngayon dahil kasama po siya sa thunderstorm cloud natin, ‘yong cumulonimbus clouds ibig sabihin pati ‘yong tornado, magkaroon po ng malakas na ulan malakas na hangin 'tsaka po hailstorm ‘yan pong apat na ‘yan ang napo-produce ng cumulonimbus clouds o thunderstorm clouds," stated PAGASA.
Hailstorms are not a regular occurrence in the Philippines. They are, however, quite normal in other parts of the world, like those in four-seasoned areas and where thunderstorms are common.
In 2019, residents in Nueva Vizcaya experienced a hailstorm, a weather phenomenon where ice falls as rain. The size of the ice pellets was quite small but it indicated a cool weather for residents. Netizens reacted positively with some wishing for a winter season in the Philippines.
There are certain reasons why the rainy season is quite a big hit in the Philippines. Rainy weather means its cuddle weather! It’s the perfect time to cuddle with your loved one and for the single people out there, it’s still great time to snuggle with your pillow and catch more sleep. When it rains, the weather gets colder usually at night. It’s one of the things that Filipinos really look forward to every single day.