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‘Snowing’ in Bandung: Crazy hail coats part of the West Java capital (PHOTOS)

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While everybody in Jakarta was focused on the election on Wednesday, this is what happened in Bandung.

Hujan apa salju ya? Subhanallah ☝#bandung #storm #hujan

A post shared by Dery Fitriadi Ginanjar (@deryfg) on Apr 19, 2017 at 2:19am PDT

Yes, that photo really was taken in the capital of West Java on Wednesday afternoon. In a repost, Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil explained that it wasn’t exactly real snow and pointed towards a possible cause for the crazy weather.

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The impact of hail this afternoon in Bandung. Is this the impact of global climate change? * All fallen trees were handled by the park and police teams very well.

Ya ampuun beneran ada salju di Unpad Bandung Jawa Barat. Subhanallah 😍 #saljubandung

A post shared by Presiden Asep Dunia (@asepkambali) on Apr 19, 2017 at 4:21am PDT

According to one local resident interviewed by Detik, the hail accumulated up to 15 cm in some areas, although most of it melted away within an hour. Children did their best to play with the “snow” and toss it at each other before it disappeared.

Snow in Bandung Efek hujan es 19 April 2017 #bandungrasaeropa #saljubandung

A post shared by Linda (@linda_haikal_) on Apr 19, 2017 at 8:17pm PDT

Residents also said that while heavy hail had hit Bandung several times in the last few years, it had never accumulated like this before.

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