Hailstorm experienced in some parts of QC

March 14, 2013 10:39 pm 

MANILA, March 14 — The Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) on Thursday said that some areas in Quezon City experienced hail storm.

Weather Forecaster Chris Perez said that the hail storm experience in some part of Quezon City is due effects of thunderstorms.

A hail or a hailstorm is a form of solid precipitation. It consists of balls or irregular lumps of ice.

“Isolated case lang po ito and this can be experienced in a thunderstorm cloud or technically, in cumulonimbus clouds the hail storm is unpredictable. We can’t even predict the movement of clouds. A hail storm can happen anytime.,” Perez explained adding that no tropical cyclone or even weather disturbance seen near the Philippine Area of Responsibility.

He noted that localized thunderstorm or convection is easily formed, which brings isolated rainshowers.

Perez also said the agency is not yet ready to declare summer in the country since the four criteria have yet to be met despite the hot weather experience in Metro Manila and other parts of the country

Perez said the summer season commences when the amihan is no longer present; when a high-pressure area or anti-cyclone is present; temperatures are on the rise and the easterlies or warm air from the Pacific Ocean prevail. (PNA)

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