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18 AMAZING RAIN FACTS

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Rain is liquid water in the form of droplets that have condensed from atmospheric water vapor. Rain is a major component of the water cycle and is reponsible for depositing most of the fresh water on the earth. So We concluded some most amazing facts about RAIN.

Here are the 18 interesting facts about RAIN.

Rain falls from clouds in the sky in the form of water droplets

Rain falls from clouds in the sky in the form of water droplets, this is called precipitation.

Plants need water in order to survive

Plants need water in order to survive, they receive much of this water from rain.

Water can also fall from the sky in the form of hail, sleet or snow.

Water can also fall from the sky in the form of hail, sleet or snow.

Raindrops have sizes ranging from 0.1 to 9 millimeters

Raindrops have sizes ranging from 0.1 to 9 millimeters (0.0039 to 0.3543 inch) mean diameter, above which they tend to break up.

Rain is a major component of the water cycle

Rain is a major component of the water cycle and is responsible for depositing most of the fresh water on the Earth.

highest amount of rainfall ever recorded in one year

The highest amount of rainfall ever recorded in one year is 25.4 meters (1000 inches) in Cherrapunji, India.

Forests that experience high levels of rainfall are called rainforests.

Forests that experience high levels of rainfall are called rainforests.

Rain allows us to create electricity through hydropower.

Rain allows us to create electricity through hydropower.

Antarctica is the driest continent on Earth.

Antarctica is the driest continent on Earth.

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Rain droplets contain dissolved nitrogen that comes from the air. This free and natural fertilizer makes grass look greener after rainfall.

The globally averaged annual precipitation over land is 715 mm (28.1 in)

The globally averaged annual precipitation over land is 715 mm (28.1 in), but over the whole Earth it is much higher at 990 mm (39 in).

Rain can begin as snow

Rain can begin as snow, but by the time it reaches the Earth’s surface, it has melted because the temperature closer to Earth is warmer.

Rain with high levels of acid (a low pH) is called acid rain.

Rain with high levels of acid (a low pH) is called acid rain. Caused by the release of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides into the air (often from factories and power stations), it can be harmful to plants and animals.

The highest amount of rainfall ever recorded in 24 hours is 182.5 centimetres

The highest amount of rainfall ever recorded in 24 hours is 182.5 centimetres (71.9 inches) in Foc-Foc, La Réunion. This occurred during tropical cyclone Denise on January 8, 1966.

Rain occurs on other planets in our Solar System

Rain occurs on other planets in our Solar System but it is different to the rain we experience here on Earth. For example, rain on Venus is made of sulfuric acid and due to the intense heat it evaporates before it reaches the surface.

Each second, approximately 16 million tons of water evaporates from the surface of the Earth.

Each second, approximately 16 million tons of water evaporates from the surface of the Earth. This 16 million tons of water is the same amount in raindrops that falls back to earth each second. Water moves continuously in a balanced cycle based on its volume.

the wettest place is Mawsynram, Meghalaya, India

By average annual rainfall, the wettest place is Mawsynram, Meghalaya, India, with 11,873 millimeters (467 inches) of rain per year. Meghalaya means ‘land of the clouds’. Most of the rain occurs during the monsoon season, between June and September.

Today it is possible to make up the artificial rain.

Today it is possible to make up the artificial rain. Particles of dry ice thrown from the plane directly to the cumulus cloud. In a cloud, carbon dioxide is enveloped with water, and falls as a snowflake, heating on the road and turning into rain. Thus, we can combat with drought or to disperse the clouds.

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