How to use Rains in a sentence
When it rains, it hails.
The " heavy " rains are little experienced in the coast districts.
In the rains the Waube carries down a considerable body of water to the lake.
After the rains the rivers usually clear the bars for a time.
The climate, in spite of frequent mists and rains, sudden changes of temperature, and occasional great mid-day heat, is healthy and favourable to vegetation.Advertisement
The rains generally begin on the east coast and gradually move northwards.
The denuded mountain slopes and plateaus of southern Mexico are due to the prehistoric inhabitants who cleared away the tropical forest for their Indian corn fields, and then left them to the erosive action of the tropical rains and subsequent occupation by coarse grasses.
The rainy season is the summer months, November to April, but the rains are irregular, and, from the causes already indicated, the rainfall is steadily declining.
Towards the Atlantic rain often occurs in the dry season, and there is a local saying near the Golfo Dulce that "it rains thirteen months in the year."
Several small streams from the hills are conspicuous only in times of heavy rains.Advertisement
Owing to its tropical situation and its almost entire dependence upon the monsoon rains, India is more liable than any other country in the world to crop failures, which upon occasion deepen into famine.
The courses of the other streams are short, and except when swollen by rains their volume is small.
Cold north-west winds prevail from October to March, while in July and August torrential rains fall, resulting in a sudden and very considerable rise in the Amur and its right-bank tributaries.
The second division is a series of chains of hills, intersected by deep valleys, through which run the two main rivers, the Salween and the Pawn, and their feeder streams. Many of the latter are dried up in the hot season and only flow freely during the rains.
They protect the valleys from destructive avalanches, and, retaining the superficial soil by their roots, they mitigate the destructive effects of heavy rains.Advertisement
Standard fruit trees must be left to take their chance; and, indeed from the lateness of their flowering, they are generally more injured by blight, and by drenching rains, which wash away the pollen of the flowers, than by the direct effects of cold.
Put in cuttings of bedding pelargoniums in boxes, which may stand outdoors exposed to the sun, but should be sheltered from excessive rains.
Its inundations, dangerous even at Cracow, become still more so in the plain, when the accumulations of ice in its lower course obstruct the outflow, or the heavy rains in the Carpathians raise its level.
This is only obtainable in warm and moist localities where rains are frequent and copious.
The climate of Behar is very hot from the middle of March to the end of June, when the rains set in, which continue till the end of September.Advertisement
As regards rainfall, Germany belongs to those regions where precipitation takes place at all seasons, but chiefly in the form of summer rains.
They increase in frequency until they merge in the heavy rains which last from July to October.
The eggs, in several layers, are laid near the top. The adults frequently dig long subterranean passages into the banks of streams, and, during dry seasons, they have been found deep in the hardened mud, whence they emerge with the beginning of the rains.
These streams are all dry during the hot season, but in the rains they flow freely and replenish the numerous tanks and irrigation channels.
From these hills which catch the first downpour of the rains from the ocean, the ground falls eastward.Advertisement
The western mountains, exposed to the fierce lash of the Atlantic rains, sustain the heaviest and most constant precipitation.
These are the summer and winter portions of the year, and an important result of the prevalence of these winds, with their accompanying rains, which are coincident with the annual extremes of temperature, is to imprint a more strictly insular character on the climate, by moderating the heat of summer and the cold of winter.
The breakdown of the watershed between the Firths of Clyde and Forth exposes southern Perthshire, the counties of Clackmannan and Kinross, and nearly the whole of Fife to the clouds and rains of the west, and their climates are consequently wetter than those of any others of the eastern slopes of the country.
The ground was difficult from heavy rains, the English troops were weary and hungry, but James had lost touch of Surrey and knew nothing of his movements till his troops appeared on his rear towards evening.
The Ajai, Bakheswar and Mor or Maurakshi, are the principal rivers of the district, but they are merely hill streams and only navigable in the rains.
The rainy season, or invierno, is broken by a short period of dry weather, called the veranillo (little summer), shortly after the December solstice; otherwise it rains every day, the streams overflow, land traffic is suspended, and the air is drenched with moisture and becomes oppressive and pestiferous.
For instance, in 1880 Whymper found permanent snow on Cotocachi at 14,500 ft., while near by Imbabura was bare to its summit (15,033 ft.); Antisana was permanently covered at 16,000 ft., and near by Sara-Urcu, which is drenched with rains and mists from the Amazon valley all the year round, at 14,000 ft.; Sincholagua had large beds of permanent snow at 15,300 ft., Cotopaxi was permanently covered at 15,500 ft.
Until May the hot wind is little felt, while during the rains the weather is cool and agreeable.
In April the rains come to an end (the " latter rains ") and the winter crops receive their final fertilization.
In all parts of the country the contrast between the landscape in early spring and later, when the cessation of rains and the increase of heat has burnt up the vegetation, is very remarkable.
His capture of a convoy of military stores at one of the two places called Ballyneety between Limerick and Tipperary, delayed the siege of the town till the winter rains forced the English to retire.
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It is quite unfelt in the rest of Afghanistan, in which, as in all the west of Asia, the winter rains are the most considerable.
The worst part of the year is at the close of the rains in September and October, during which months few of the natives escape fever.
At Ajmer, an old meteorological station at the eastern foot of the range, the wind is predominantly south-west, and there and at Mount Abu the south-west monsoon rains are a regularly recurrent phenomenon, - which can hardly be said of the region of scanty and uncertain rainfall that extends from the western foot of the range and merges in the Bikaner desert.
The rains, however, are prolonged some three or four weeks later than in tracts to the north of the Satpuras, since they are also brought by the easterly winds which blow from the Bay of Bengal in October and the early part of November, when the recurved southerly wind ceases to blow up the Gangetic valley, and sets towards the south-east coast.
The hot season begins officially in the Punjab on the 15th of March, and from that date there is a steady rise in the temperature, induced by the fiery rays of the sun upon the baking earth, until the break of the rains in June.
The most unhealthy period of the year follows immediately after the rains, when malaria is prevalent, especially in northern India.
Husbandry depended on the periodical rains; and forecasts of the weather, with a view to " make adequate provision against a coming deficiency," formed a special duty of the Brahmans.
Rains occur between November and April, during which time the temperature is lower.
This zone falls within the regime of the summer monsoon rains, while those districts adjoining the coast zone enjoy also winter rains.
Numerous smaller channels seam the whole face of the country carrying off the surplus drainage in the rains, but drying up in the hot season.
The cold changes gradually to the hot; the hot season gives way abruptly to the rains; and the rains again change gradually into the cold season.
The rains come in July and August on the west and north-east coasts, and from April to July on the south coast, the approximate mean annual rainfall of these localities being 30, 35 and 42 in.
On the eastern side of both rivers are various important tributaries, fed by the more abundant rains and melting snows of the western flank of the Sierra; but these streams also shrink greatly in the dry season.
The redwood grows only in a narrow strip on the Coast Range from Southern Oregon (where there are not more than loco acres) down nearly to the Golden Gate, in a habitat of heavy rains and heavy fogs.
The surface of Lake Nicaragua after the rains is 135 ft.
Principal rivers are the Ganges and Jumna - the former navigable all the year round, the latter only during the rains.
If this were not the case the heavy winter rains would wash away the soil.
The Malwa plateau consists of great undulating plains, separated by flat-topped hills, whose sides are boldly terraced, with here and there a scarp rising above the general level; it is covered with long grass, stunted trees and scrub, which owing to the presence of deciduous plants is of a uniform straw colour, except in the rains.
The rains of the south-east monsoon reach Central India as a rule about the 12th of July, and last until the end of September.
In the plains where drainage is poor, especially in the S., the soils contain too much alkali; but in the highlands most of this has been dissolved and carried away by the rains, and the soils are well adapted for grazing grounds.
The country in the vicinity of the large rivers is flat, and impenetrable from dense tangled jungle, with the exception of some very low-lying tracts which are either permanent marshes or are covered with water during the rains.
The levels of the country were so affected that the towns of Goalpara and Barpeta became almost uninhabitable during the rains.
But the rains set in with unusual violence, and Mir Jumla's army was almost annihilated by famine and sickness.
At very rare intervals light rains fall in the desert regions north of Coquimbo, but these are brought by the prevailing coast winds.
The year is divided into a rainy and dry season, the rains beginning in January to March and lasting until June.
Sometimes the rains fail altogether, and then a drought (secca) ensues, causing famine and pestilence throughout the entire region.
During heavy rains and when the snows on the hills melt, thousands of streams flow from all directions into the innumerable depressions of inner Persia, or help to swell the perennial rivers which have no outlet to the sea.
December, January, February and March are practically rainless; the rains, beginning in April or May, reach their maximum in July, August and September, and rapidly diminish in October and November.
After the early rains the bush bursts into gorgeous purple and yellow blossoms and vivid greens, affording striking evidence of the fertility of the soil.
Farther north, and east of the Cordillera Oriental, rains fall throughout the year, though the summer months (November - March) are usually described as the rainy season.
There are fine indigenous grasses that spring up over the mesas after the summer rains, furnishing range for live-stock; some are extraordinarily independent of the rainfall.
The average amount of Turkish opium exported is 7000 chests, but in rare seasons amounts to 12,000 chests, but the yield depends upon fine weather in harvest time, heavy rains washing the opium off the capsules, and lessening the yield to a considerable extent.
In June and July, when the rains begin, the bags are taken down and emptied 1 This is purchased from the ryots at 12 annas per maund.
A disastrous flood, caused by heavy rains and the sudden overflow of the Santa Catarina river on the 28th of August 1909, swept away about one-fourth of the city, drowning1200-1400persons, and destroying about $12,000,000 (Mex.) worth of property.
A deity who sent the fertilizing rains would come to be regarded as a god of vegetation, who descended into the earth and whose power worked in the life that wells forth from the earth in plant and tree.
Hence the term is extended to signify the fall of such drops in a shower, and in the plural, "the rains," it signifies the rainy seasons in India and elsewhere where under normal climatic conditions such seasons are clearly distinguished from the dry.
The clear days of a year at Unalaska can be counted on the fingers; five days in seven it actually rains or snows.
There is a marked distinction between the wet and dry seasons in the western districts on the lower Congo, where rains fall regularly from October to May, the dry season being from June to September.
The seasons of greatest heat and of the heavy rains are thus coincident on the lower river, where fever is much more prevalent than on the higher plateau lands nearer the centre of the continent.
The Mareb is dry for a great part of the year, but like the Takazze is subject to sudden freshets during the rains.
In the more southern districts of Gojam and Wallega heavy rains continue till the middle of September, and occasionally October is a wet month.
There are also spring and winter rains; indeed rain often falls in every month of the year.
In the region of the Sobat sources the rains begin earlier and last longer.
These figures show that tolerably mild winters (as a whole, apart from the extremes of cold already indicated) are followed by cool summers, both seasons being accompanied by overcast skies, constant and sudden changes from fair to foul weather; while fogs, mists, rains, snows and high winds (prevailing throughout the year) endanger the navigation of the intricate inland channels.
The field is ploughed when the early rains set in, ten or twelve times over, till the soil is reduced nearly to dust, the seed being sown broadcast in April or May.
Torrential rains caused a series of landslips, carrying away houses and breaking up the hill railway.
This is especially conspicuous in the rains, but at no time of the year does the district present a dried or burnt-up appearance.
In the Amazon region there is no great change during the year, and on the northern plains the so-called dry season is one of light rains except where mountain ranges break the sweep of the north-east trades.
After the periodical rains, the Karroo and the great plains of Bushmanland are converted into vast fields of grass and flowering shrubs, but the summer sun reduces them again to a barren and burnt-up aspect.
In the western part of the colony the winter is the rainy season, in the eastern part the chief rains come is summer.
A line drawn from Port Elizabeth north-west across the Karroo in the direction of Walfish Bay roughly divides the regions of the winter and summer rains.
The deciduous plants lose their foliage in the dry season but revive with the winter rains.
They are liable to be suddenly swollen by rains, and floods and landslips often cause considerable damage.
The town in fact has little air of antiquity; genuine Arab buildings do not last long, especially in a valley periodically ravaged by tremendous floods when the tropical rains burst on the surrounding hills.
The level of the lake is chiefly affected by the autumn rains and generally reaches its maximum in July.
During the rains they are formidable torrents, but with the return of the fair weather they dwindle away, and during the hot season, with a few exceptions, they almost dry up. Clear and rapid as they descend the hills, on reaching the lowlands of the Konkan they become muddy and brackish creeks.
It forms the western boundary of the province of Gujarat, and when flooded during the rains unites the Gulfs of Cutch and Cambay, and converts the territory of Cutch into an island.
From June to October travelling is difficult and unpleasant, except in Sind, where the monsoon rains exert little influence.
In 1899 the monsoon again failed in Gujarat, where famine hitherto had been almost unknown; and the winter rains failed in the Deccan, so that distress gradually spread over almost the entire presidency.
The rains possess large coiling horns - the ewes may or may not have them.
Most of the streams maintain a good flow of water in the driest seasons, and in case of heavy rains many of them " underflow " the adjacent bottom lands, saturating the permeable substratum of the country with the surplus water, which in time drains out and feeds the subsiding streams. This feature is particularly true of the Saline, Solomon and Smoky Hill rivers.
A number of scattered risings in the south were put down by Richards troops, while Buckingham, who had raised his banner in Wales, was prevented from bringing aid by a week of extraordinary rains which made the Severn impassable.
The discussion, which had originally turned on the franchise, was enlarged by the introduction of the question of suzerainty or supremacy; and at last, in the beginning of October, when the rains of an African spring were causing the grass to grow on which the Boer armies were largely dependent for forage, the Boers declared war and invaded Natal.
About the beginning of June the river begins to subside with great rapidity; in August the water is very low and navigation almost ceases; but occasionally after the September rains the traffic with small craft is again practicable.
Although it rains and snows heavily on the mountains, only II in.
There are a few plains, like that of David, in Chiriqui province, but irregular surface is normal; and this irregularity is the result of very heavy rains with a consequent extremely developed drainage system cutting river valleys down nearly to the sea-level, and of marine erosion, as may be seen by the bold and rugged islands, notably those in the Gulf of Panama.
There is a wet and a dry season; in the former, from the middle of April to the middle of December, there falls (in heavy, short rains) about 85% of the total annual precipitation, and south-east winds prevail.
Twothirds of the days of the year are cloudy; on about 208 days in the year it rains or snows; the normal rainfall is 88.1 in., the extreme recorded rainfall (in 1886) is 140.26 in.
In the south the rains prevail chiefly in spring and autumn, and in the north and central parts during summer.
Planted in June, after the early rains, the crop is reaped in October or November and exported to Europe (6 to Marseilles) for the extraction of its oil, which is usually sold as olive oil.
The largest river is the Omo., which, fed by the rains of the Abyssinian highlands, carries down a large body of water into Lake Rudolf.
The upper Niger rises in June as the result of the tropical rains, and decreases in December, its breadth at Turella expanding from between 2000 and 2500 ft.
It is not improbable that, at least in later times, Dagon had in place of, or in addition to, his old character, that of the god who presided over agriculture; for in the last days of paganism, as we learn from Marcus Diaconus in the Life of Porphyry of Gaza (§ 19), the great god of Gaza, now known as Marna (our Lord), was regarded as the god of rains and invoked against famine.
The temperature is mild and equable; the rains are abundant all the year round, but fall chiefly in autumn, as in the west of Europe generally.
The steppe countries, Kordofan and Darfur, are also healthy except after the autumn rains.
In the maritime district there are occasional heavy rains between August and January.
The seeds of life which continued floating in the air were carried down with the rains and produced vegetation.
Starting with the indisputable fact that man's life and happiness are largely dependent upon phenomena in the heavens, that the fertility of the soil is de pendent upon the sun shining in the heavens as well as upon the rains that come from heaven, that on the other hand the mischief and damage done by storms and inundations, to both of which the Euphratean Valley was almost regularly subject, were to be traced likewise to the heavens, the conclusion was drawn that all the great gods had their seats in the heavens.
The belief that the torrent, almost dry except after rains, which flows by Caravan bridge, is the ancient Meles, flatly contradicts the ancient descriptions.
This phenomenon seems to arise from rains which, falling on the chalk hills, sink into the porous soil and reappear after a time from crevices at lower levels.
The whole of the country along the banks of the Irrawaddy, the Mole, Taiping and Kaukkwe, is generally in a water-logged condition during the rains.
The climate in the district is therefore decidedly malarious, especially at the beginning and end of the rains.
Aglaosthenes or Agaosthenes, an early writer, knew Ursa minor as Kvv600vpa, Cynosura, and recorded the translation of Aquila; Epimenides the Cretan (c. 600 B.C.) recorded the translation of Capricornus and the star Capella; Pherecydes of Athens (c. 500-450 B.C.) recorded the legend of Orion, and stated the astronomical fact that when Orion sets Scorpio rises; Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.) and Hellanicus of Mytilene (c. 496-411 B.C.) narrate the legend of the seven Pleiades - the daughters of Atlas; and the latter states that the Hyades are named either from their orientation, which resembles v (upsilon), " or because at their rising or setting Zeus rains "; and Hecataeus of Miletus (c. 470 B.C.) treated the legend of the Hydra.
The season for gathering lasts from May until the first rains in September.
In the rains, when the sky is clear, the magnificent panorama of hills encircling the lake on the west and north-west is revealed.
The rainfall in the northern peninsula (north of the equator) differs from that of the southern; the former has rains (not caused by the monsoon), and of smaller amount, 102 in.
The rest of the tributaries are wadis, dry except after rains.
Rains had been cooperative, only coming in the night, and gentle at that.
A day later the forecast had turned ominous - heavy rains all weekend and flooding in the metro area.
Chronology of the Events In the IDF's Operation Summer Rains in the Gaza Strip following the abduction of Cpl.
The good thing about doing demos in Britain is that it always rains - the perfect legal reason for needing that toasty balaclava.
It collapsed during the earthquake, leaving them and their meager belongings to be soaked by Indonesia's relentless rains.
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When the rains came, Noah himself jumped on the now floating cruise crapper.
Now the rains have come but storms have destroyed crops, deepening the crisis.
The rains typically start in July and October brings the heaviest downpours with frequent flooding in the capital.
The erosion was perhaps aggravated by the summer dryness preventing sufficient plant colonization to protect the ditch faces from winter rains.
The rains just held off for a successful fireworks extravaganza by the Derwent.
Deforestation leads to more landslides during heavy rains - which in the case of Caribbean hurricanes kill more people than the wind itself.
Winter rains regularly inundate large tracts of the site for weeks on end.
When it rains, water percolates through the patio and boxes beneath and is trapped by the membrane.
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In Southern India they delight in hill-forest, where the undergrowth is largely formed of bamboo, the tender shoots of which form a favourite delicacy; but during the rains they venture out to feed on the open grass tracts.
This explanation of the principal efficient cause of the summer rains of south Asia is immediately based on an analysis of the complicated phenomena actually observed, and it serves to account for man y apparent anomalies.
The region of the heavy periodical summer rains and high temperature, which comprises India, the IndoChinese peninsula, and southern China, as well as the western part of the Malay Archipelago, is also marked by much similarity in the plants and animals throughout' its extent.
After 1894, in which year the brilliant prospects of a bountiful harvest were ultimately extinguished by untimely and heavy rains, all the remaining seasons of the closing decade of the 19th century were dominated by drought.
During the second portion of July and the first of August a slightly higher rainfall is beneficial, and even heavy rains do little harm, provided the subsequent months are dry and warm.
Originating probably, in the observation of the fertilizing effect of rains and streams upon the receptive and reproductive soil, baalism becomes identical with the grossest nature-worship. Joined with the baals there are naturally found corresponding female figures known as Ashtaroth, embodiments of Ashtoreth (see Astarte; Ishtar).
The incline is uniformly to the south-east, and apart from the few coast streams that reach the Gulf of Aden during the rains, all the running waters are collected in three rivers - the Nogal in the north, the Webi Shebeli in the centre, and the Juba (q.v.) I See also Abyssinia.
For this reason proposals have been made to plant in the place of weeds low-growing leguminous plants, the growth of which will not only prevent impoverishment and loss of soil during the rains and conserve moisture in the heat, but will also have the effect of enriching the soil in nitrogenous constituents through the power leguminous plants possess of absorbing nitrogen from the air through nodules on their roots.
Periodic variations of level due to meteorological causes account for the Baltic being fuller in the time of the summer rains than in winter, when the rivers and lakes are frozen and most of the precipitation on the land is in the form of snow.
In the ravines of Kansas, pools supplied by torrential rains give birth to these and many other phyllopods, and in turn " millions of them perish by the drying up of the pools in July " (Packard).
The first winter rains clothe the plain with verdure, and by the beginning of the year various bulbous plants are in bloom.
That takes all those up into itself, outshining them in radiance and glory - just as in the last month of the rains, at harvest time, the sun, mounting up on high into the clear and cloudless sky, overwhelms all darkness in the realms 1 Questions of King Milinda, translated by Rhys Davids (Oxford, 1890-1894), vol.
The heat and the rains give incredible activity to noxious or troublesome insects, and to others of a more showy class, whose large wings surpass in brilliancy the most splendid colours of art.
On the Karroo the bush consists of dwarf mimosas, wax-heaths and other shrubs, which after the spring rains are gorgeous in blossom (see Karroo).
Other German travellers added to the knowledge of the southern tributaries, the Tarabba, Donga and others, which in the rains bring down a large body of water from the highlands of southern Adamawa.
The weather was already growing wintry and morning frosts congealed an earth saturated by autumn rains.
Recent rains greatly helped countryside as earlier dry weather had retarded growth and caused many heath fires.
For decades the area has been blighted by sewer flooding during heavy rains, causing significant damage to local homes.
Millet and sorghum crops can grow well in the dry conditions, succeeding in a good year but failing when the rains are poor.
It is also remarkable, that this river is never swollen by rains, but often rises by the violence of the winds.
Keep in mind that if you're going to be playing golf in an area where it rains a lot, you'll want to look for waterproof golf shoes.
Chair back cushions are buffeted by every wind that blows, and periodic summer rains run from the top of the cushion down, creating a greater opportunity for taking on moisture through the seams, with the resulting risk of mold and mildew.
If coverage includes cancellations and damage caused by inclement weather, you should be aware that this doesn't mean you'll receive a payout if it rains on your outdoor wedding.
Although summer months are popular for weddings, many brides are choosing to move their weddings into early fall to avoid the spring rains and summer humidity.
The roads were reportedly slick due to heavy rains the night before.
However, if the rains you encounter can turn into cold torrents of water, you may prefer something that is definitely more weather-proof and possibly even insulated.
Messrs Back-house have it in perfection in the open air, in a quiet deep gorge of rocks, where it obtains sufficient moisture without being washed by rains.
Although hardy, its flowers are so delicate that it should have protection from heavy rains unless the position is well sheltered.
The flowers are often destroyed through being grown in bare beds of soil, where the splashing of the soil in heavy rains impairs their beauty.
Although earlier than S. sibirica, it does not so well withstand cold rains and storms, and therefore some tufts of it should be placed in warm sunny spots of the rock garden or sheltered border.
The gandavensis section suffers from cold autumn rains, and the bulbs must be lifted in autumn.
It can also help control erosion and keep diseases at bay by keeping dirt from splashing up onto plants when it rains.
If it rains, you will need to re-apply Agent E when the yard dries.
Most of the damage experienced by homeowners in my neighborhood was due to shingles peeling off roofs leaving exposed wood, followed by heavy rains.
Install your deck ledger board - When installing your ledger board, be sure to either space it out far enough so that water runs behind it when it rains or install flashing.
Hoes also help to break up hard soil and keep it ready to soak up as much water as possible when it rains.
When it rains, the rainwater runs off the fields and carries these pollutants into the streams, rivers and finally the ocean.
You can simply mound up soil, but this will tend to wash away during heavy rains.
Plus size fleece jackets offer both comfort and warmth on those unpredictable days when spring rains sprinkle raindrops throughout the day or a thunderstorm breaks loose.
There may be times it rains and some sport venues don't allow you to bring umbrellas inside.
In this game, Princess Peach and Mario eat some cake while beautiful stardust rains on the Mushroom Kingdom, which only happens every 100 years.
There is worry about early rains coming and causing mildew, early morning frost that can damage the grapes or even grapes out on the vine that won't ripen.
The vines are much prized for their ability to withstand autumn rains which can ruin other grape harvests.
They are designed to be worn over regular pants. hunters can wear the Gore-Tex pants throughout the day or throw them on if it rains.
From natural disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and the Japanese earthquake to flooding from spring rains, families lose furniture.
Drenching rains flood the animals' dens and either drown the creatures or force them to look for new territory closer to populated areas.
This is the kind of boots you'll want to wear every day, not only when it rains!
You live in an area where it snows or rains frequently.
Hang a princess piñata, like the Disney Fairytale Castle Pull-String Piñata found at Amazon, and let all your princesses take turns hitting it until it breaks and rains goodies down on them all.
It is also notable for providing the first film role for Claude Rains.
Rains, who was a stage actor, was thought unimpressive as a potential film actor, since he did not have 'movie star' good looks, and he was shorter than average.
The weather is unpredictable, combining intense heat with frequent and heavy rains.
It kinda sucks out there when it rains but most of the time it's a hoot.
Consequently, during the hot season in Upper India, and at all times except during the rains in the more southern districts, elephants keep much to the denser parts of the forests.
The first rise in the lower Senegal is due to the rains in the source region of the Faleme, the flood water passing down that stream more quickly than down the Bafing owing to its shorter course.
Hence the Mediterranean region is characteristically one of winter rains, the distinctive feature becoming less sharply defined from south to north, and the amount of total annual fall increasing in the same direction.
The island is subject to strong winds, which are especially felt at Cagliari owing to its position at the south-east end of the Campidano, and the autumn rains are sometimes of almost tropical violence.
Alexander reached the Hydaspes just as the rains broke, when the river was already swollen.
Heavy dews in summer give the needed moisture after the rains of June have ceased.
Many smaller streams discharge into the Paraguay and Parana from the west, some of them wholly dependent upon the rains, and drying up during long droughts.
A dry season, which lasts from May to October, is followed by a rainy season, divided into the early winter and latter rains.
The rivers flowing into the Gulf of Carpentaria, as well as those in the Northern Territory, drain country which is subject to regular monsoonal rains, and have the general characteristics of sub-tropical rivers.
The so-called rivers have a strong flow only after heavy rains, and some of them do not ever reach the main drainage line.
This is especially the case with the tributaries of the Darling on its left bank, where in seasons of great rains these rivers overspread their banks and flood the flat country for miles around and thus reach the main stream.
During the wet season frequent and heavy Australia rains fall, and thunderstorms, with sharp showers, occur in the summer, especially on the north-west coast, which is sometimes visited by hurricanes of great violence.
All voyagers agree that for varied beauty of form and colour the Society Islands are unsurpassed in the Pacific. Innumerable rills gather in lovely streams, and, after heavy rains, torrents precipitate themselves in grand cascades from the mountain cliffs - a feature so striking as to have attracted the attention of all voyagers, from Wallis downwards.
Steps lead from this temple to an enclosed flight of stairs, which in the cold season descend to the water, but in the rains are covered almost to the top. This is the ghat where some 600 helpless people were slain, in spite of a promise of safe-conduct from the Nana.
The forests of these subtropical and warm temperate regions are situated near the sea or in mountainous regions, and (as already stated) are characterized by winter rains.
Except such as are of coral formation, the Antilles are hilly, not to say mountainous, their summits rising in places to an elevation of 8000 ft., and nearly all, prior to their occupation by Europeans, were covered with luxuriant forest, which, assisting in the collection and condensation of the clouds brought by the trade winds, ensured its own vitality by precipitating frequent and long-continued rains; upon the fertile soil.
It is these heavy rains, of brief duration, when great volumes of water rapidly run off from the barren slopes, that cause the deep channels, or arroyas, which cross the desert.
The rains are quickly absorbed by the light porous soil and leave only temporary effects on the surface, where arboreal growth is stunted and grasses are commonly thin and harsh.
Although the foregoing account of the temperatures of Asia supplies the main outline of the observed phenomena, a very important modifying cause, of which more will be said hereafter, comes into operation over the whole of the tropical region, namely, the periodical summer rains.
The harvest was earlier or later as the rains towards the end of the season were more or less copious.
With declining prices for farm produce came that year of unhappy memory, 1879, when persistent rains and an almost sunless summer ruined the crops and reduced many farmers to a state of destitution.
In 1891 excessively heavy autumn rains washed the arable soils to such an extent that the next season's corn crops were below average.
The drought of 1898 was interrupted by copious rains in June, and these falling on a warm soil led to a rapid growth of grass and, as measured by yield per acre, an exceedingly heavy crop of hay.
The value of the trade depends on regular rains, so that in seasons of drought the exports seriously diminish.
In the autumn months malarial fever is prevalent in all thickly forested tracts and also in the rice country; but on the whole the province is considered to be healthy, and as the rains break fairly regularly in June and produce an immediate fall in the temperature, severe heat is only experienced for a period of from two to three months.
The Central Provinces were stricken by another famine, yet more severe and widespread, caused by the complete failure of the rains in 1899.
Four seasons are recognized - January - April, very dry and great heat; May - June, cooler and the " heavy " rains; July - September, the season of extreme heat and the south-west monsoon; October - December, the " light " rains.
In other districts lack of water impedes cultivation, though after the rains pasturage is abundant, and resinous plants are so varied and numerous as to justify the ancient name of the region.
The tidal action of the gulf is so slight and the marshes are so low that perfect drainage cannot be obtained through tide gates, which must therefore be supplemented by pumping machinery when rains are heavy or landward winds long prevail.
On the west a series of small lakes and backwaters receives water from the Juba during the rains.
Much of the soil of the desert appears to be alluvial; there are numerous traces of streams having formerly passed over it, and still, where irrigation is at all practicable, fertility in the clayey tract follows; but the rains are scanty, the wells few and generally 100 ft.
The winter rains of the Karst region show that it belongs to the sub-tropical climatic zone.
In June the waters of the Mekong, swollen by the rains and the melting of the Tibetan snows, rise to a height of 40 to 45 ft.
There are no navigable streams. The climate and productions are not unlike those of Java, though the rains are heavier, the drought more severe, and the fertility less.
In all sections about as much, or even more, rain falls in summer as in both autumn and winter, and the summer rains, together with the long summer days, are very favourable to a rapid growth and early maturity of crops.
During the rains the Brahmaputra floods hundreds of square miles of country, reaching a height of 30 to 40 ft.
During the tropical rains the soil is liable, to a greater or less extent, to denudation, which becomes very serious when the land slopes; and in any case, the soil is apt to become impoverished by the loss of its soluble constituents.
The blood rains through the platform on to the priest below, who receives it on his face, and even on his tongue and palate, and after the baptism presents himself before his fellow-worshippers purified and regenerated, and receives their salutations and reverence.
In the depression between the Bureya range and the coast ranges it suffers greatly from the heavy July and August rains, and from inundations, while on the lower Amur the agriculturists barely maintain themselves by growing cereals in clearances on the slopes of the hills, so that the settlements on the lower Amur and Usuri continually require help from government to save them from famine.
Owing to the uncertainty of the periodical rains in Cutch, the country is liable to severe famines, and it has suffered greatly from plague.
The influence of the monsoon is greatly moderated before it reaches this region, and the rains sometimes fail altogether.
Winter rains are more frequent in southern Brazil, and violent storms prevail in August and September.
The year is divided into a dry and wet season, the first from June to December, when rain rarely falls, the streams dry up and the cameos are burned bare, and the second from January to May when the rains are sometimes heavy and the cameos are covered with luxuriant verdure.
The rains are neither regular nor certain, however, and sometimes fail for a succession of years, causing destructive seccas (droughts).
Owing to the hot winds blowing from Rajputana, the climate of Bharatpur is extremely sultry till the setting in of the periodical rains.
They carry an immense volume of water during the summer rains, but are very small streams in the winter, when several of their tributaries are completely dry.
Swollen by the melting of the winter snows and by heavy rains in the mountains, it is frequently a torrent, and is thus, except in the last few miles, unnavigable for either boats or rafts.
With the exceptions of two, these streams dry up after the rains, and their influence is only felt for a few miles below the hills.
The vessels of the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company now ply to Bassein and to all points on the Irrawaddy as far north as Bhamo, and in the dry weather to Myitkyina, and also on the Chindwin as far north as Kindat, and to Homalin during the rains.
During the transplanting, preferably done on cloudy days or during light rains, the plants must be handled very carefully; machines are now available which can set out and water plants over from two to six acres in a working day.
Its mountains are insufficient in elevation and extent to attract their full share of the monsoon rains, which fall so abundantly on the Abyssinian highlands on the other side of the Red Sea; for this reason Arabia has neither lakes nor forests to control the water-supply and prevent its too rapid dissipation, and the rivers are mere torrent beds sweeping down occasionally in heavy floods, but otherwise dry.
In the spring months, when their camels are in milk, the Bedouins care nothing for water, and wander far into the Nafud with their flocks in search of the green pasture which springs up everywhere after the winter rains.
Its northern fringe is no doubt frequented by the Bedouin tribes of southern Nejd after the rains, when its sands, like those of the northern desert, produce herbage; but towards the east, according to Burckhardt's information, it is quite without vegetation even in the winter and spring.
Doughty adds that the Nejd highlands between Kasim and Mecca are watered yearly by seasonable rains, which at Taif are expected about the end of August and last commonly from four to six weeks.
It thrives on the seaward slopes of the western range in the zone of the tropical rains, at Coffee.
The Nafud sands, too, are tufted in many places with bushes or small trees, and after the winter rains they produce excellent pasture.
During the rains, however, it swells to a mighty stream, a mile or more in breadth.
During the winter, however, when the effect of the rare winter rains is felt, there may actually be 3 or 4 ft.
A rainy season of about two months usually begins in January; the spring season of verdure is over in May; summer ends in October with the first rains.
Farther inland, where the rains are more plentiful, is the native home of the potato.
The climate is dry and healthy, and there are occasional rains.
In the Pasud taluk, however, there are wide stretches of woodland, while some of the peaks rise to a height of 2000 ft., the scenery (especially during the rains) being very beautiful.
The rains usually begin at the end of June and last till the middle of September; average annual rainfall, 55 in.
Bondu is traversed by torrents, which flow rapidly during the rains but are empty in the dry season, such streams being known in this part of West Africa as marigots.
The rains descend in floods upon the heights; but in the vicinity of Tasisudon, the capital, they are moderate; there are frequent showers, but nothing that can be compared to the tropical rains of Bengal.
The surface of the country is uneven and hilly, except in the north-east part, which forms an irregular plain cut up by ravines ' scooped out by torrents during the periodical rains.
In the denser jungles malaria prevails for months after the cessation of the rains, but the Gonds do not appear to suffer much from its effects.
Though a large and broad river, and in the rains containing a great volume of water, in the hot weather months it dwindles down to an inconsiderable stream.
Nevertheless the climate is considered healthy and agreeable; copious rains fall in general in winter.
The sands and clays found here are fine and soft, and as there is scant vegetation to protect the hillsides they are easily eroded by the rains.
High winds and seams of burning lignite coal have aided the rains in giving the Bad Lands their peculiar configuration.
Higher up, in the picturesque gorges, grow rhododendrons, willows, Potentilla fruticosa, Spriaeae, Lonicereae, &c., and the rains must evidently be more copious and better distributed.
Heavy rains prevail from December to March, and rain is not uncommon during other months also, excepting June, July, August and September, which are very hot and rainless.
The climate is so dry, and the rains are so scarce, that an absence of forests and Alpine meadows is characteristic of the ridge; but when heavy rain falls simultaneously with the melting of the snows in the mountains, the watercourses become filled with furious torrents, which create great havoc. The main glaciers (12) are on the north slope, but none creeps below io,000 to 12,000 ft.
Long droughts are common in many parts of the country, and on the barren surfaces of the plateau the rains drain away rapidly, leaving but slight beneficial results.
The rains do not last long, however, and sometimes fail altogether.
Every year there are, normally, two distinct periods of high water; one an early freshet due mainly to the heavy winter rainfall on the lower river, when the upper river is still frozen hard; the other in the late spring, due to the setting in of rains along the upper courses also, and to the melting of the snow in the mountains.
My auxiliaries are the dews and rains which water this dry soil, and what fertility is in the soil itself, which for the most part is lean and effete.
The cessation of the rains on the southern border of Baluchistan, west of Karachi, obviously arises from the projection of the south-east coast of Arabia, which limits the breadth of the south-west monsoon air current and the length of the coast-line directly exposed to it.
A grass belt separates the thorn bush from the districts carrying heavy timber, found mainly in the upland zone, along the sides of the mountains exposed to the rains and in kloofs.
In those driving northeast rains which tried the village houses so, when the maids stood ready with mop and pail in front entries to keep the deluge out, I sat behind my door in my little house, which was all entry, and thoroughly enjoyed its protection.
Fogs and rains and warmer suns are gradually melting the snow; the days have grown sensibly longer; and I see how I shall get through the winter without adding to my wood-pile, for large fires are no longer necessary.