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Monday, March 22, 2010

THERE WAS A FREAKING HAILSTORM IN PERTH TODAY AND I WAS THERE AND SAW THE WHOLE THING!

A pretty bad one too I would say! But it was a once in a lifetime experience though. I probably won't get to experience this in Singapore. Ice falling from the sky? This is something that would definitely NOT happen in Singapore. 

Those ice were pretty huge, around the size of strawberries? The news said it was the size of golf balls but I don't remember seeing any ice that big though. IT WAS AWESOME FUN cos it looked like snow! The whole field was covered in white and the boys were actually sliding down the slopes that were blanketed in ice. There was also vapour all around! How cool is that! 

BUT but but, the aftermath isn't fun, AT ALL. Lots of ducks/birds were either killed or badly injured. I saw this duck with a gaping whole in its head and it was bleeding. You can tell that they are in much pain by the way they are quacking. The floors, roads, everywhere was covered in mud, leaves, twigs, branched and most places were flooded. We sloshed through barefooted through all of that! I saw a metal dustbin which looked like it had bullet holes through it from the pelting ice. See the impact? Cars were like dented and power supply was cut of in 150, 000 homes. 

And there was a landslide behind the apartment I am staying at! See? Not nice at all. 
But still,  it's a once in a lifetime experience. And I am just here for an exchange programme! Today was the first day of school for us too, how nice right.

Oh and do you know I was just casually saying during lunch today that I wanted to see a hailstorm and VOILA! It starts hailing after awhile. I should have said I wanted to see snow. LOL. 

Pictures and videos will be up when I get the chance.
Talk to you guys soon. 

Bye.

3 comments :

  1. 'Ice falling from the sky? This is something that would definitely NOT happen in Singapore'

    actually there have been reports of hail in singapore. just teeny pieces of hail in 2003 and 2007. the hailstones were the size of 5-cent coins!

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  2. Hahaha...I know I am mean to laugh at the the animals that are being attacked by the ice bullets from the sky. Here in Holland, we even do not have that huge ones. Enjoy your days in Australia!

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