A hailstorm is said to have occurred in the Chilaw Bangadeniya coastal belt yesterday.
Speaking to our news team residents said that rain with pieces of ice occurred at about 4.30 last evening.
They said that they were troubled as a result of this occurrence which continued for up to 15 minutes.
The residents said further that pieces of ice fell on roofs and fishing.
Many similar incidents have been reported in several areas previously as well.
We spoke to the Meteorology Department to find out the cause of the hailstorm.
Meteorologist in charge Chaminda de Silva explained as follows.