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1. A shower or fall of rain.
2. The quantity of water, expressed in inches, precipitated as rain, snow, hail, or sleet in a specified area and time interval.
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1. (Physical Geography) precipitation in the form of raindrops
2. (Physical Geography) meteorol the amount of precipitation in a specified place and time
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1. a fall of rain.
2. the amount of water falling in rain, snow, etc., within a given time and area, usu. given as a hypothetical depth of coverage: a rainfall of 70 inches a year.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rainfall - water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphererainfall - water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
monsoon - any wind that changes direction with the seasons
downfall, precipitation - the falling to earth of any form of water (rain or snow or hail or sleet or mist)
raindrop - a drop of rain
rainstorm - a storm with rain
drizzle, mizzle - very light rain; stronger than mist but less than a shower
rain shower, shower - a brief period of precipitation; "the game was interrupted by a brief shower"
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[ˈreɪnfɔːl] Nprecipitación f; (= quantity) → lluvia f, cantidad f de lluvia
the region has three inches of rainfall a yearla región recibe tres pulgadas de lluvia al año
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[ˈreɪnfɔːl] n
(= amount of rain) → précipitations fpl
average rainfall → précipitations moyennes
below average rainfall → des précipitations inférieures à la moyenne
(= shower) → chute f de pluie
heavy rainfall → fortes pluies
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[ˈreɪnˌfɔːl] n (amount) → piovosità, precipitazioni fpl
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(rein) noun
1. water falling from the clouds in liquid drops. We've had a lot of rain today; walking in the rain; We had flooding because of last week's heavy rains.
2. a great number of things falling like rain. a rain of arrows.
1. (only with it as subject) to cause rain to fall. I think it will rain today.
2. to (cause to) fall like rain. Arrows rained down on the soldiers.
ˈrainy adjective
having (many) showers of rain. a rainy day; the rainy season; rainy weather.
ˈraininess noun
ˈrainbow noun
the coloured arch sometimes seen in the sky opposite the sun when rain is falling.
ˈrain check: take a rain check
(American) (to ask) to do something at a later time. Thanks for inviting me to dinner, but can I take a rain check on it?
ˈraincoat noun
a waterproof coat worn to keep out the rain.
ˈraindrop noun
a single drop of rain.
ˈrainfall noun
the amount of rain that falls in a certain place in a certain time. We haven't had much rainfall this year; the annual rainfall.
ˈrain forest noun
a thick tropical forest in a region where it rains a lot.
ˈrain-gauge noun
an instrument for measuring rainfall.
keep/save etc for a rainy day
to keep (especially money) until one needs it or in case one may need it.
rain cats and dogs
to rain very hard.
the rains
(in tropical countries) the rainy season.
(as) right as rain
perfectly all right; completely well.
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References in classic literature ?
In this protected spot where there were no frosts and evidently but little rainfall, the bones might have lain for ages without disintegrating, for there were here no other forces to scatter or disturb them.
'With the first heavy rainfall,' I've told 'em, 'your road will be a swamp.' Again and again my words have proved true.
"Hope you ain't sopped up much of the rainfall, Miss," he said.
They're currently being rescued by local citizens." In another case, "Police received a report of a person trapped inside his vehicle in Wadi Al Ais in Wilayat Al Musannah, where he's currently being rescued by citizens." Rainfall recorded The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources released data produced by its rainfall monitoring stations which recorded the amount of rainfall between April 12 to 14 and announced that since Friday, Diba had recorded the highest amount of rain with 99mm.
The Mindanao provinces will be under normal rainfall condition next month.
Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services (PAGASA) said way-below normal rainfall in 26 provinces and below-normal rainfall in 57 provinces are possible next month.
The rainy season 2018-2019 is the fourth heaviest since 1901, with reservoirs expected to continue to fill until the end of April even without additional rainfall.
NiMet's forecast in its 2019 Seasonal Rainfall Prediction (SRP), revealed that most places would have between below to normal amount of rainfall, while areas around Adamawa, Kwara and Oyo states would experience above-normal rainfall.
The executive director of the UP Nationwide Operational Assessment of Hazards claimed that intense to torrential rain actually hit Bicol, not moderate to heavy rainfall as forecast by PAGASA.
Keywords: Rainfall pattern; Dry/wet events; Standard Precipitation Index; Seasonal and annual extremes; Climate Change.
QUETTA -- The winter has reached to its freezing intensity in Quetta, Qalat, Chaman and other parts of northern Balochistan after rainfall, reported on Thursday.