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A brief rainstorm accompanied by thunder and lightning.


(Physical Geography) a heavy shower during a thunderstorm


(ˈθʌn dərˌʃaʊ ər)

a shower accompanied by thunder and lightning.
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Noun1.thundershower - a short rainstorm accompanied by thunder and lightning
rainstorm - a storm with rain
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Smith, 'it chanced that when they were out on a picnic excursion, the two were compelled by a thundershower to take shelter in a narrow recess of the rocks of Monument Mountain.
14 (ANI): The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Wednesday notified that the depression over the southeast Arabian Sea is likely to intensify into a deep depression during the next 24 hours, thus causing rainfall or thundershowers over south Tamil Nadu and Kerala for two days.
Scattered rain and thundershower also expected in upper parts of the province and Kashmir during the next 24 hours, said daily weather report.
According to Met Office, scattered rain and thundershower is expected in Zhob, Sibbi, Larkana, Nasirabad, Sargodha, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Mirpurkhas, Hazara divisions, Islamabad, FATA, Gilgit and at isolated places in Lahore, Gujranwala, Hyderabad, Shaheed Benazirabad divisions, Kashmir and Baltistan in next 24 hours.
KARACHI -- Rain or thundershowers with a few moderate to rather heavy falls have occurred at number of places in the Province during the last 24 hours, said the Met Office on Wednesday.
Under the influence of the system, showers or thundershowers with cloudy conditions are expected to continue over most parts of the island and surrounding sea areas.
Showers or thundershowers will occur over most provinces of the Island.
Though the Met department predicted moderate rain and thundershowers in many parts of the state in the next four days, a warning was issued to move people to safer locations.