Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Perth - Hailstones as big as Golf balls

Last Sunday must have been one of our hottest days. This blog recorded a temperature of 95 deg F. This evening we experienced one of the heaviest downpours in a while. It was an electrical storm which got a number of car alarms going off in unison each time thunder struck.

This rain brought some relief from the heat as well as from the possible water rationing should the water level in our dams go any lower. In spite of the heavy downpour, the temperature is still high at 86 deg F at time of writing (11:45pm). Usually, night temperature here drops to around 75 deg F. Could this be proof of global warming, I wonder.

Talk about climate changes, Perth experienced something more bizarre. The city was rained upon by hailstones as big as golf balls! See The Star's picture below..

The freak storm caused landslides and floods and residents had to be evacuated. Trains stalled and buses could not enter the city as certain roads were closed. However, MAS flights between Kuala Lumpur and Perth were not affected.

Source: The Star


  1. That storm was scary. I watched from the news. The sky just looked like it was about to "telan" the city.

    I'm glad that my friend in Perth is alright. But her fence all fell.

  2. OMG that's very scary!! hailstones as big as golf balls.. that must have created very bad damages..

  3. Anonymous8:45 AM

    A shocker to see hailstones the size of golf balls.

    I have experienced hailstones before when I was a student in Adelaide but never like the ones in Perth. The weather has gone crazy!

  4. What's the wrong with world today? things that are not supposed to be happening are happening,,,

    my friend Perth is all right,,,

    let us take good care of the earth lah

  5. Freaky no doubt. The damage must be bad, car wind screens sure crack. But the picture in The Star is really nice.

  6. Great minds think alike, just that the other did not published it. Had copied the same picture from The Bintang online but last minute did not publish it. Scarry eh the size of golf balls. Mother Earth is hinting us...

  7. "Hail the size of golf balls". Why does that remind me of Tiger Woods?

  8. Anonymous8:20 PM

    Once my grand uncle told me he saw something like that. It was sooo scary!

  9. The compression in terms of a golf ball, is probably meant aspect of golf ball technology. Once the packaging has been used to describe the quality of the golf ball around the maze of the estate of a three-piece ball core. Tighter the windings the ball better performance. Since the progress of the materials used to produce the balls compression rating of golf balls are now just say what the "form" on the ball, the compression force.

  10. Golf balls are offered at cheap prices because of their poor quality. Many of the single-layer balls are sold cheap for beginners, those who believe they are getting a lot. This is probably true for beginners, even if the balls as not allow the more experienced golfer the length of the row and make sure they are OS.