Definitions for thunderstormˈθʌn dərˌstɔrm
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thunderstorm, electrical storm, electric storm(noun)
a storm resulting from strong rising air currents; heavy rain or hail along with thunder and lightning
A storm consisting of thunder and lightning produced by a cumulonimbus, usually accompanied with rain or hail. A more severe thunderstorm can cause mesocyclones.
Origin: English, from thunder, and storm.
a storm accompanied with lightning and thunder
A thunderstorm, also known as an electrical storm, a lightning storm, thundershower or simply a storm, is a form of turbulent weather characterized by the presence of lightning and its acoustic effect on the Earth's atmosphere known as thunder. The meteorologically assigned cloud type associated with the thunderstorm is the cumulonimbus. Thunderstorms are usually accompanied by strong winds, heavy rain and sometimes snow, sleet, hail, or no precipitation at all. Those that cause hail to fall are called hailstorms. Thunderstorms may line up in a series or rainband, known as a squall line. Strong or severe thunderstorms may rotate, known as supercells. While most thunderstorms move with the mean wind flow through the layer of the troposphere that they occupy, vertical wind shear causes a deviation in their course at a right angle to the wind shear direction. Thunderstorms result from the rapid upward movement of warm, moist air. They can occur inside warm, moist air masses and at fronts. As the warm, moist air moves upward, it cools, condenses, and forms cumulonimbus clouds that can reach heights of over 20 km. As the rising air reaches its dew point, water droplets and ice form and begin falling the long distance through the clouds towards the Earth's surface. As the droplets fall, they collide with other droplets and become larger. The falling droplets create a downdraft of air that spreads out at the Earth's surface and causes strong winds associated commonly with thunderstorms.
Translations for thunderstorm
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- عَاصِفَة رَعْدِيَّةArabic
- tufan, fırtınaAzerbaijani
- навальні́ца, бу́раBelarusian
- tempestaCatalan, Valencian
- tronada, tormenta electrica, tormentaSpanish
- äiksetorm, äikeEstonian
- ukonilma, ukkonen, ukkosmyrskyFinnish
- treboada, torboada, tromba, trebónGalician
- סוּפַת רַעֲמִיםHebrew
- badai petirIndonesian
- ព្យុះមានរន្ទះផ្គរ, ព្យុះភ្លៀងKhmer
- бу́ра, лу́њаMacedonian
- аянгатай бороо, аадар борооMongolian
- ribut petirMalay
- trovoada, tormenta, tempestade, temporalPortuguese
- гроза́, бу́ряRussian
- grmljavina, грмљавина, олуја, olujaSerbo-Croatian
- тӯфон, раъду барқTajik
- sağanak, orajTurkish
- гроза́, бу́ряUkrainian
- bão tố có sấm sétVietnamese
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