Anyone dreaming of a white Christmas could have been forgiven for thinking it had come early on Sunday when enough hail fell at Abbie Fearnley’s home at Glastonbury to build a snowman.
Anyone dreaming of a white Christmas could have been forgiven for thinking it had come early on Sunday when enough hail fell at Abbie Fearnley’s home at Glastonbury to build a snowman. Contributed

All hail the fun of making the most of the weather

THE hail was small in size but thick in volume on Sunday afternoon, particularly at Glastonbury where this snowman was an incongruous sight on the veranda of Abbie Fearnley's home just weeks out from Christmas.

Abbie and her mother were home together when the storm struck about 3pm, and although Glastonbury received plenty of wind and hail, the rain did not really come until later that night.

"The hail was just falling in sheets from the roof," Abbie said yesterday.

It piled up a metre thick where two different angles of the roof meet on their home, causing the roof to bend under the pressure of the weight.

"We were trying to not freak out," Abbie said.

"But the roof started leaking and bending in from the weight of the hail. I've never seen so much hail at one time."

Even yesterday, piles of the hail still remained outside the house.

In other parts, the hail stones were larger, some as big as golf balls out near The Dawn, Long Flat and Mary's Creek.

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