Hailstorm turns Shillong white, mercury dips sharply


A massive hailstorm accompanied by heavy rainfall lashed Shillong on Wednesday. The streets of the city were covered with hailstorm; enhancing the beauty of the hilly town. After a brief hiatus, people in the state get drenched once again, with fresh spells of rains.

“Hail occurred over Shillong of size 1 to 2 CM,” official from IMD informed.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted rainfall for next five days.

The mercury level further dipped as the state witnessed a sharp fall in temperature from Wednesday. The temperature drops to 6.9 degree Celsius, while maximum temperature reported during the day was 14.3 degree.