Cook Island News, 14th August 2018

People on Mauke are baffled after hail fell on the island for the second time this year, on Sunday night.

Their first experience of this unusual weather phenomenon was in June during the daytime, unlike the latest fall, which took place between 8pm and 9pm.

The heavy pelting of the hailstones, balls or irregular lumps of ice, could be clearly heard in a live video feed on Facebook from the island. The videographer also shared footage of the hailstones.

A Mauke resident, who did not want to be identified, said the hail lasted for about 20 minutes.

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