The people of Pelaga Village, Petang were shocked by the phenomenon of hail, Thursday afternoon, November 19 yesterday. The ice grains as big as a marble ball originated from heavy rain accompanied by strong winds that hit the area.
“Around half past two the ice started falling as big as a marble ball. Initially it was raining heavily accompanied by wind around one o’clock in the afternoon,” said Wayan Arsa, one of the residents who had witnessed the phenomenon.
According to him, hail was felt in two banjars, namely Banjar Tinggan and Banjar Pelaga, Desa Pelaga. It’s just that the hail occurs not for long, about no more than 30 minutes.
Separately, the Acting of Pelaga Perbekel I Made Sandu, who was confirmed separately, confirmed that hail had occurred in the Pelaga Village area. “Yes, that’s right, there was hail accompanied by strong winds,” he said.
Until now, his party has not received reports of any damage caused by the hail. “There have been no reports of damage to buildings or houses of residents,” he said.
According to a weather forecast for the Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics Agency for Region III Denpasar, Putu Agus Dedy Permana, monitoring from satellite imagery occurred convective clouds in the Petang area between 1-2PM local time. Then from the weather radar image, there was a phenomenon of heavy rain which could have hail occurred between 1.30-1.40PM local time.
This phenomenon of convective clouds can trigger extreme weather phenomena such as heavy rain, strong winds, lightning and also hail. Putu Agus Dedy Permana explained that the phenomenon of hail is a natural weather phenomenon that usually occurs.
“Hail events accompanied by lightning and strong winds of short duration occurred,” he said.
This is due to the presence of convective clouds, namely cumulonimbus clouds which occur more frequently during the transition period. Either from dry season to rainy season or vice versa from rainy season to dry season. However, it is possible to occur during the rainy season.