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How can we say the rain was very heavy?
A downpour is a rainstorm, especially a very heavy one. If you get caught unexpectedly in a downpour, you’ll wish you brought an umbrella. A downpour is exactly what it sounds like: torrential, pouring rain.
What is strong wind and heavy rain?
Hurricanes a severe storm that brings very strong winds and heavy rain. Tornadoes a severe storm with winds spinning at very high speeds.
Is Heavy rain correct in grammar?
Some papers say “heavy rain” and others say “heavy rains” referring to the same event. “A torrentila rain” and “torrential rains” are also found in the newspaper articles.
What is strong wind called?
Short bursts of high speed wind are termed gusts. Strong winds of intermediate duration (around one minute) are termed squalls. Long-duration winds have various names associated with their average strength, such as breeze, gale, storm, and hurricane.
Is Heavy rain a compound word?
A collocation is a group of words that usually go together. For example, in English, we usually say ‘heavy rain’. It’s grammatically correct to say ‘strong rain’ or ‘big rain’, but both of these sound completely strange. A native English speaker would never say ‘big rain’.
How do you say it’s raining outside?
We can’t predict what everyone is going to say in a conversation, but it helps to be prepared!
- “What’s it like outside?
- “It’s raining.”
- “It’s really coming down out there!”
- “Take your umbrella.
- “I’ve had enough of all this rain!”
- “We got caught in a downpour.”
- “Let’s stay inside until the rain lets up.”
What is the meaning of heavy rain?
It is defined as rainfall greater than 100 mm in 24 hours. In New Zealand, heavy rainfall is relatively common. Often, a significant amount of precipitation occurs in only a few hours, leading to severe flooding and landslide risk.
How do you describe heavy rain in English?
Another way to describe heavy rain is the phrase ‘tipping down’. eg. ‘We can’t go to the beach today, as it’s tipping down’. ‘Drizzle’ means light rain to Brits, often when it’s raining but barely noticeable. For the rain to be ‘spitting’ it means it’s just starting. Inevitably, the next phrase is due to happen…
What does it mean when it rains sideways in England?
‘It’s raining sideways’ is used when the wind is so strong that the heavy rain ends up falling horizontally instead of vertically. Not nice when you’re walking in its direction. Not so much a word to describe the rain itself, more so to describe how Brits often get when it rains.
What do Brits say when they get soaked in the rain?
Here are 15 of the most stand-out phrases, often used when Brits get soaked. Quite possibly the most famous of the lot, ‘it’s raining cats and dogs’ has many theories. The most unbelievable (and believable, to be honest) is that in old England, dogs and cats used to sleep on the roofs of thatched houses, sliding off them when it started to rain.
What does ‘trying to rain’ mean?
As it says on the tin, really – ‘trying to rain’ means it’s starting to rain. Another one used regularly by Brits is ‘downpour’, used to describe a particularly heavy rain shower. One of the most annoying kind of rain showers.