Unusual Hailstorm Strikes Quezon City, Other Areas

Hailstorm in Payatas, Quezon City

An unusual hailstorm in Quezon City and other areas that took place around 2:30 pm, May 21 has brought residents out onto to the streets to play with the ice it left behind.

Hailstorm in Payatas, Quezon City
Facebook user Jm Siapco shows his picture with ice balls on his hand

For many of them, it was the first time they had seen ice balls littering the streets of the largest city in Metro Manila.

Bayan Patroller Dennis Ranque shared a video showing a thunderstorm with ice balls on it that took place Tuesday afternoon around 2:30 in Barangay Maly, San Mateo, Rizal.

A separate video report has also been shared and shown by GMA 7 after Youscooper John Patrick Antor took a video of a place with ice balls in it.

The news is welcome as Metro Manila and other areas had been enduring a long, dry spell.

Metro Manila has seen very few of hail in thunderstorms, but having ice in thunderstorm which accumulated on this dry season was unusual.