One of the theories states that the large amounts of ice and water in the updrafts of a heavy storm scatters green light, making clouds appear green in colour.

Frequently Asked Questions About Hail Storms

Why does the sky appear green during some hail storms?

Even though scientists disagree on why the sky may look green when there’s a severe storm, anecdotal evidence abound which suggest that it may mean hail is coming. One of the theories states that the large amounts of ice and water in the updrafts of a heavy storm scatters green light, making clouds appear green in colour.

Does experiencing a hailstorm automatically mean a cyclone or tornado is on the way?

Not always though it’s near possible. Given that large hailstones often fall in regions that experience thunderstorms and where cyclones or tornadoes are likely to occur, it’s right to assume a cyclone or tornado could form nearby and hence you should prepare to shelter in a secure place.

Where can I find more information and or data on hail storms?

The Bureau of Meteorology is the official archive for all weather events in Australia and where specific data sets can also be found.

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