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How can it hail in Singapore?

Postby katbh » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 3:49 pm

Or is it a prank? Or is it from cloud seeding?

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 4:27 pm

Yep it can hail anywhere. Singapore had hail a long time ago (since I've been here) also in Africa and most anywhere if the right cloud formations and altitude are reached.

I remember it hailing here in 2007 & 2008.

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Postby PNGMK » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 4:34 pm

Complex movements of air can push moist air very high and very quickly resulting in ice forming. The most common form is a thermal inversion.

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Re: How can it hail in Singapore?

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 5:07 pm

katbh wrote:Or is it a prank? Or is it from cloud seeding?


Some semi-expert insists cloud seeding is a way to disperse hail .. and cannot cause hail :)

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Re: How can it hail in Singapore?

Postby nakatago » Tue, 25 Jun 2013 5:18 pm

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Postby katbh » Wed, 26 Jun 2013 9:34 am

"They showed that smoke from these fires delays the release of water from clouds in the form of rain, thus preventing depletion of the water in the clouds as they grow. As these water-laden clouds reach great heights, they produce thunderstorms and hail instead of relatively moderate rain."

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/20 ... 073358.htm

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Postby x9200 » Fri, 28 Jun 2013 8:39 am

Interesting finding katbh. Makes sense. I am curious if this happened recently only in Singapore and from the googles it looks this way.


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