- Ice fell from the sky like rain in an interesting observation at Kumasi, the regional capital of the Ashanti Region
- Residents who witnessed the incident shared videos and photos of the rare natural phenomenon
- The occurrence is called hailstones, a rare observation that happens from time to time
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Ice blocks have fallen as rain in some parts of the regional capital of the Ashanti Region, a situation which is popularly known as hailstones and rarely experienced.
According to a report gathered by Starrfm.com.gh, the incident happened on Monday, March 20, 2020, and was recorded by a local resident who would later report to the media house.
It is, however, indicated that several residents run into corridors with many of them taking videos whilst others picked up the particles to admire its nature.
The woman who agreed to speak about the rather eye-popping revelation indicated that this was the first time in about 20 years that she was witnessing such a remarkable act of nature.
According to her, she was full of excitement and called her children to come and see it for the first time in their lives, as it might not happen again in a long time.
The raining of ice from the sky, also known as hailstones, are formed by layers of water attaching and freezing in a large cloud.
See video below:
A frozen droplet begins to fall from a cloud during a storm but is pushed back up into the cloud by a strong updraft of wind. When the hailstone is lifted, it hits liquid water droplets and falls as rain.
In another news report, Ghana' information minister, Kojo Oppong Nkrumah, has said that the sharing of free food has stopped as the president has lifted the partial lockdown in the affected areas.
A news report by Peacefmonline indicates that the information minister disclosed this during a radio interview with Kwami Sefa Kayi on PeaceFM's "Kokrokoo".
It may be recalled that the government started the distribution of free meals to an estimated 400,000 Ghanaians with limited means in locked-down areas amidst the COVID-19 outbreak in Ghana.
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