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May 2, 2013

Hailstorm in Corozal villages

There was a very booming thunderstorm experienced in some parts of the country on Wednesday night. But a weather event that happened today topped that and had people buzzing about it this afternoon. A rare weather occurrence passed over the Corozal District after three o’clock this afternoon. The villages of Santa Rita, Ranchito and Calcutta were all showered by a hailstorm that lasted about five minutes. News Five spoke to Darren Bradley of Calcutta Village, who went outside when the banging of ice pellets hit his roof.


Via Phone: Darren Bradley, Corozal Resident

“I deh dah Calcutta Village and about fifteen minutes ago, we had a hard rain weh bring hailstone. The hailstone last like five to six minutes soh.”


Jose Sanchez

“Like the size of ice cubes or were they big?”


Via Phone: Darren Bradley

“No more like some little round ice like.”


Jose Sanchez

“And did you have any strange weather prior to that?”


Via Phone: Darren Bradley

“No, just that when the rain come, it come with lot of breeze just now; like wah lee storm like just now.”


Jose Sanchez

“And anybody get any windows or vehicles or anything damage?


Via Phone: Darren Bradley

“Well I noh conscious of that so far because I deh home.”


Jose Sanchez

“But this is the first time you’ve seen something like that in Calcutta?”


Via Phone: Darren Bradley

“First time I saw it. About a year and a half to two years ago, it happen same way but just like wah lee minute and ih done.”


Jose Sanchez

“Was anybody frightened by it or everyone was just amazed to see it?”


Via Phone: Darren Bradley

“Well amazed to see it; the first time in my life.”


Following the hailstorm, a heavy rain drenched parts of Corozal Town. 

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5 Responses for “Hailstorm in Corozal villages”

  1. iceman says:

    It was beautiful, I was outside becuse I love the rain (specially on a very hot day). The rain was not much. I was talking to a freind and then I notice a pease of ice on the floor so, I told her I think a pease of ice fell from your drink. She said I have no ice. Then we felt the ice hitting us every where. They were some bigger than others simillar to a marble very nice and round others like the size of a kenep. This happen in Corozal town.

  2. Belizean says:

    They had hail in the Orange Walk District too, around Shipyard and August Pine Ridge

  3. Douglas Podzun says:

    Wow! My hand is now world famous.

    Hollywood here I come. :)

    Ya, the hail storm was cool, literally.

  4. Storm says:

    What a handsome hand!

    What happened to “global warming” we are supposed to change our lives for? More likely another Ice Age coming, from this evidence.

  5. bzeanrebel says:

    Lol! how can this be evidence of an ice age? Hail comes with a lot of violent thunderstorms all over the world. it is simply caused by temp and pressure gradients inside a thunderstorm.

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