What is it?It is a form of precipitation when water freezes and falls to the ground as ice.
How does it happen? Snow begins in the atmosphere as water condenses into tiny droplets.Hail begins when up-drafts in thunder storms carry rainupwards into extremely cold areas.
How do you stay safe in a hail and snow storm? You need to find some shelter or if your insidestay where you are . Stay a safe distance from windows and where lotsof layers if you have to go outside.
Facts The biggest hailstone was 20.5cm wide and almost 1kg.