Thunderstorms sentence example
Thunderstorms are frequent in the summer.
Even at the same place thunderstorms vary greatly in intensity and duration.
Although of reduced strength in the summer, they still suffice to dominate weather changes; it is during the approach of a low pressure centre that hot southerly winds prevail; they sometimes reach so high a temperature as to wither and blight the grain crops; and it is almost exclusively in connection with the cloudy areas near and south-east of these cyclonic centres that violent thunderstorms, with their occasional destructive whirling tornadoes, are formed.
The frequency and intensity of thunderstorms are unquestionably greater in the Rocky Mountain than in the New England states, but the difference is not so great as the statistics at first sight suggest.
The number of thunderstorm days is probably a less exact measure of the relative intensity of thunderstorms than statistics as to the number of persons killed annually by lightning per million of the population.Advertisement
The heaviest rain is experienced between January and April and is usually accompanied by severe thunderstorms. On the eastern escarpment of the Drakensberg the rainfall is heavy, 50 or 60 in.
The climate is characterized by extreme heat in the summer and cold in the winter; among the mountains the snowfall is heavy, and thunderstorms are frequent, but there is comparatively little rain.
Salamanders, far from being able to withstand the action of fire, as was believed by the ancients, are only found in damp places, and emerge in misty weather only or after thunderstorms, when they may appear in enormous numbers in localities where at other times their presence would not be suspected.
Thunderstorms occur throughout the year, but are most common in the summer.
Thunderstorms are frequent and occasionally very severe, between May and September; the annual average of thunderstorms for the decennium1888-1897was 505, the greatest frequency was in May (average 100.3) and in June (average 90.7); the severity of these storms may be imagined from the fact that in a half-hour between 5 and 6 p.m.Advertisement
Thunderstorms are most frequent in July.
His sphere of influence was the nocturnal heavens, thunderstorms at night being attributed to him, those by day to Jupiter.
The surrounding country for many miles is absolute desert, except after rare but terrible thunderstorms, when the dry bed of the Little Fish river is suddenly filled with a turbulent stream, the water finding its way into the bay.
Local thunderstorms and cloud-bursts are a characteristic phenomenon, inundating limited areas and transforming dried-up streams into muddy torrents carrying boulders and debris.
The chief paths of depressions are from southwest to north-east across England; one track runs across the south-east and eastern counties, and is that followed by a large proportion of the summer and autumn storms, thereby perhaps helping to explain the peculiar liability of the east of England to damage from hail accompanying thunderstorms. A second track crosses central England, entering by the Severn estuary and leaving by the Humber or the Wash; while a third crosses the north of England from the neighbourhood of Morecambe Bay to the Tyne.Advertisement
The wettest month for most parts of England is October, the most noticeable exception being in East Anglia, where, on account of the frequency of summer thunderstorms, July is the month in which most rain falls, although October is not far behind.
The drought is increased in intensity by the occasional hot dry wind from the desert region in the north, though this wind is usually followed by violent thunderstorms.
The hot westerly winds of summer make the air oppressive, though violent thunderstorms, in which form the northern districts receive most of their scanty rainfall, occasionally clear the atmosphere.
Thunderstorms occur mostly in winter.
Terrific thunderstorms are also common at that period; waterspouts are sometimes seen; and as the Indian Ocean cyclone region touches the eastern coast, hurricanes occur every few years, at rare intervals ascending into the interior highland.Advertisement
In the sudd region thunderstorms are frequent.
In Perisher there is a fair coverage of softening spring snow, with the weather turning murky as rain and thunderstorms are anticipated.
On the evening of Sunday 2nd July, heavy thunderstorms brought torrential rain to this area of the Pennines.
There were some violent thunderstorms in the south on the 27th.
There were further severe thunderstorms across the south on the 9th.Advertisement
Most rain falls in the summer months with tropical thunderstorms being prevalent.
In most cases the figures are based on the number of days of thunder at a particular station, or at the average station of a country; but the second set Table Annual Variation of Thunderstorms. average annual number of thunderstorm days to be respectively 6.4 and Io.
They are mostly based on data as to the hour of commencement of thunderstorms. Data as to the hour when storms are most severe would throw the maximum later in the day.
MacDowall (86) and others have advanced evidence in favour of the view that thunderstorms are most frequent near new moon and fewest near full moon.
St Elmo's Fire.-Luminous discharges from masts, lightning conductors, and other pointed objects are not very infrequent, especially during thunderstorms. On the Sonnblick, where the phenomenon is common, Elster and Geitel (87) have found St Elmo's fire to answer to a discharge sometimes of positive sometimes of negative electricity.Advertisement
The sixth book is devoted to the explanation, in accordance with natural causes, of some of the more abnormal phenomena, such as thunderstorms, volcanoes, earthquakes, &c., which are special causes of supernatural terrors.
These are the conditions of Buganda, a country with an annual rainfall of from 60 to 80 in., a regular West African climate, and severe and frequent thunderstorms. Much the same may be said about the Western province, except for the cooling influence of the Ruwenzori snow range, which pleasantly affects Toro and northern Ankole.
Friday 9th started off fine and sunny but thunderstorms soon developed across the region.
How about a cat that freaks out during thunderstorms?
It is an idea that is still being worked on; problems such as weather (like thunderstorms) and weight of design are factors that keep this idea in some places in the experimental phase.Advertisement
Write down any disruptions that occurred during the night, such as having to use the restroom, thunderstorms, children waking you up or noise/light disturbances.
Florida weather can be unpredictable but thunderstorms usually don't last longer than an hour.
Some fans of the show believe the only reason she was eliminated rather than LaToya London is because of an outbreak of tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in the area surrounding Hudson's hometown of Chicago.
The people featured on this show follow thunderstorms in the hopes of intercepting a tornado and obtaining data that will help scientists better understand -and predict- dangerous tornado outbreaks.
The Heene Family sleeps in their clothes so they can jump up at any time to chase thunderstorms.Advertisement
Only this was equal to a hundred thunderstorms.
During thunderstorms the record from an electrograph shows large sudden excursions, the trace usually going off the sheet with every flash of.
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.
These usually dry sandy beds, which on many maps appear rivers of imposing length, for a few hours or days following rare but violent thunderstorms, are deep and turbulent streams. The northern system consists of the Nosob and its tributaries, the Molopo and the Kuruman.
Thunderstorms, averaging nearly one hundred in the year, and violent hailstorms, occur in summer, being most severe in the interior.Advertisement
The mountain chain immediately overhanging it, the high temperature of the sea washing it,,the frequent thunderstorms to which it is subject, the moist atmosphere of its equatorial situation, and the shorter regime of the dry south-east wind are the principal causes of the heavier rainfall on the west coast.
Portugal is very rarely visited by thunderstorms; but shocks of earthquake are frequently felt, and recall the great earthquake of Lisbon (q.v.) in 1755.
They did not, probably due to the fact that there are still many pools in the desert following the thunderstorms.
Thunderstorms release tremendous amounts of energy.