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Thai "snow"

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It's not really snow, but from a distance, hail stones can look like snow. That was certainly the case in Loei last Sunday. 

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Many areas in Phu Rua were blanketed by hail so thck it looked like icy snow. (@Nalinee_PLE, @l3luema Twitter photos)

Thai "snow"

Some of the hailstones were extremely large.

It doesn't snow in Thailand. It's not quite cold enough, even in the mountains.

Sometimes it looks like it snows, however.

Last Sunday, for example, there was a storm in Phu Rua district of Loei district. Heavy rain started falling, but high in the sky low temperatures caused the rain freeze to form hail – big hail.

From a distance, it looked like snow, but up close you could see it was hailstones.

The size of the hailstones ranged between 50 millimetres and 100 millimetres – the largest ever seen in the area.

Phu Rua district chief Boonterm Renumas said over 500 homes in eight villages were damaged by the hail storm.

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Vocabulary:

blanket: (1) a covering, normally on a bed, but also a covering of dust, clouds, haze, etc. (2) to cover something completely - ผ้าห่ม, สิ่งที่ปกคลุม

damage: to harm or spoil something/somebody - ทำความเสียหาย

distance: the amount of space between two places or things; being far away - ความห่างไกล

extremely: very; to a very high degree - อย่างมาก, อย่างยิ่ง

hail: small balls of ice that fall like rain - ลูกเห็บ

hailstone: a small ball of ice that falls like rain - ลูกเห็บ

range: to have an upper and a lower limit in amount, number, etc - ผันแปรภายในขอบเขตหนึ่ง

temperature: a measurement of how hot or how cold a place or object is - อุณหภูมิ

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