Vocabuary and Idioms about Rain
Types of Rain
|Damp||slightly wet (often after the rain has stopped)|
|Drizzle||to rain lightly with very fine drops|
|Shower||a short period of rain|
|Pour||to have heavy rain|
|It’s raining cats and dogs||to rain heavily|
|Torrential rain||very heavy rain|
|Flood||to become covered in water usually due to excessive rain|
Come rain or shine: no matter whether it rains or the sun shines; in any sort of weather.
It never rains but it pours: Good (or bad) things do not just happen a few at a time, but in large numbers all at once
Come in out of the rain: to wake up to reality
As right as rain – Feeling fine and healthy.
Types of Wind
|Breeze||a gentle wind (often nice or refreshing)|
|Blustery||blowing (strong) gusts of wind|
|Gale||a very strong wind|
Hurricane/cyclone/typhoon: a spiral arrangement of thunderstorms that produce winds and heavy rain.
They are the same thing just with different names because of the region they are in.
Atlantic/Northeast Pacific = a hurricane
Northwest Pacific = a typhoon
Southern Hemisphere = a cyclone
Tornado: strong violent circular winds in a small area; a rapidly revolving column of air
In United States the word twister is often used instead of tornado.