19 Sep 2016

Samoa records first hail storm

8:17 am on 19 September 2016

The Samoa Meteorological Service reports that it has recorded the country's first hail storm.

Residents of Palauli and other villages in the western part of Savai'i experienced the hail on Friday night.

Callers to local radio reported that the storm preceded lightning flashes, which went on for more than 15 to 20 minutes.

hail on the roof

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