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Old 4th June 2009, 12:26   #1
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Smile Hail Storm in Ooty

I was driving from Ooty to Kotagiri on the 1st. of May.
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great pics. Does this happens regularly?
hail storms are quite common in the dooars (WB), and we used to enjoy that a lot. Brings back my childhood memories.
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Is that ice? Never seen so much ice in a hailstorm. And it's only in one small area?

Do you have a close-up picture of the ice? Just getting too curious seeing the pics.
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great pics. Does this happens regularly?
hail storms are quite common in the dooars (WB), and we used to enjoy that a lot. Brings back my childhood memories.
It is not that regular, but maybe happens 3-4 times in a year. We have been having similiar hailstorms in bangalore aswell atleast last year we had maybe couple of times.
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what was the outside temperature at that time?
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Your a lucky man to experience hailstorm in the middle of a summer. Superb pictures
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what was the outside temperature at that time?
The temp. Was not much, maybe around 18 to 20 deg.

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Your a lucky man to experience hailstorm in the middle of a summer. Superb pictures
We had gone to the botanical garden, I did not find any parking space. My wife watching the huge crowd decided not to visit the garden. Then we decided to go for a drive. Thats how we got lucky. My kids son ( 6 ) & daughter ( 4 ) enjoyed it a lot.

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Nice to the hail storm I still rem we used to collect all the ice and store in a bucket bank in 80's. It normally happen in Summer.
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Nice! thats a lot of hail! Looks like about 2-5cm wide chunks of ice.
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Poor farmers in that area. Esp if there is an coffee plantations. Ruins one years wait for the harvest. Who said weather change does not effect us
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Hey such a nice pics..this looks like a mini snow storm..anyone for skiing?
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Hey such a nice pics..this looks like a mini snow storm..anyone for skiing?
i plan to go to ooty on 13th June. whats the weather like?..what're the good hotels to look for? ..peace and quiet is my idea of this holiday.
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Did you get any dents on your car.

Had a violent one here and top surface of the car got pockmarked.
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Did you get any dents on your car.

Had a violent one here and top surface of the car got pockmarked.
Luckily I did not get any dents though I was worried & took stops under trees when they come down heavily.
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Nice pics particularly the 4th. The background is fantastic. Good that nothing happened to your car and windscreen in particular with such a huge hails.
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