Rain was expected in Lampang on the 16th of this month but no one expected what would follow the rain. A Facebook user named “Apisit Meekhamlueang” shared what had happened in Lampang to the online world. He stated in the post’s caption “Hailstorm hit my area today, I’m worried about my Longan garden, it’s just starting to grow. I invested a lot into this garden all year must have spent a few grand on caring for the garden. Well, the hail storm took it all away from me today.”
Apisit posted some pictures of the hail storm that attacked his longan garden. Hail storms are extremely dangerous. In this case, it caused a lot of damage to homes, gardens, the city’s electric wiring including the utility poles, and gardens in Lampang.
It was raining in Lampang from 3 – 4 pm on the 16th, there was heavy rain along with heavy winds. After the rain the hail storm started to fall into Lampang, areas that were heavily affected include Ban Huay Pai, Ban Wang Charoen, Ban Hang, and Wang Kaew sub-district.
The idea of snowing in Thailand is so far from the truth of the weather here that many travels to other countries around the world to see snow. Ice skating has also been popular where ice skating rinks can be found in many Bangkok malls.
Though hail may seem similar to snow for Thai’s, it is extremely dangerous and can break car windows, house roofs, villagers crops and gardens,it can harm animals especially birds, and much more. The bigger the diameter of the hail, the more dangerous it becomes.
FB Caption: Hail storms are extremely dangerous. In this case, it caused a lot of damage to homes, gardens, the city’s electric wiring including the utility poles, and gardens in Lampang.