Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai see rare hailstorms

Thailand News Breaking News

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BANGKOK, 4 February 2013 (NNT) – Several areas in the provinces of Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai experienced hailstorms following heavy rains Sunday evening.

A Hailstorm was reported in the district of Wieng Haeng and Doi Saket in Chiang Mai province yesterday. According to Chiang Mai’s Department of Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Director Komsan Suwan-ampha, some of the hailstones in Wieng Haeng were about the size of chicken eggs. Houses, farms, and garlic farms in particular have been reported to be damaged by the hail. The areas had never seen a hail for over 40 years. In Doi Saket, roads were reportedly covered with white ice pellets.

Read more: NNT

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