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Hail Storm in Mae Rim!!!



Had a Real Freak Storm come through the Mae Rim Area of Chiang Mai Northern Thailand Yesterday the 30th of March. We had a Big Hit at the X-Centre!!! While Storms are quite Common during the first few Weeks of April they Normally produce almost Cyclone force Winds and Heavy Rain which sometimes produce Hail Stones!!! In this Case First We had the Very Strong Winds then Rain and Followed By an Incredible Hail Stone Storm!!! The Shear Size and Force of the Hail Stones Shredded and Destroyed a Huge amount of Gardens and Trees in the Area and left it looking very Much Like a Winter Day from some other European Country??? I had the Camera Handy so clicked off some Shots for Proof. Check them Out:

Hailstones Filled the Drain in front of the X-Centre.

Long and Piles of Hailstones off the Roof of the X-Centre.

Hailstones Covered the Ground Like Snow, Hard to Believe this is mostly a Tropical Country! Global Warming???

The Hailstones Piled Up where ever they Fell off Roofs.

The Mae Sa Valley Road was covered! Looks Like a European Winter!!!

Lots of Local People stopped to Look and the Children started Playing in all the Ice.

Even My Children Aaron & Amanda Loved it and had a Lot of Fun!!!

So the Weather is Certainly Strange and Changing in the Different Countries? My Family at Home in New Zealand have Had a Very Hot Summer with Hardly any Rain from Christmas till Now!!! In the Future Maybe We can Go Snow Skiing here in Thailand and Go to the Tropical Beaches in New Zealand??? Now there is something to think about???

Have a Great Day and Stay Safe!!!

Cheers Ian.


  1. Pauline Rauner

    May 4, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Browsing through unbelivable to see the hail storm seeing the pictures was amazing you wont need to come to NZ for sking!!!!!

    Graham said he will bring his jacket…

  2. mike ember

    April 5, 2012 at 7:22 pm

    Thanks 4 the pix. form a Thai/American couple living in the US. Just about the hottest – humidest part of the year in Thailand, too. Mow and Mike Ember

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