In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
- It had been sunny a moment before; now dark thunderclouds threatened rain.
- As the trough approached, heavy thunderclouds built up.
- Overhead, thunderclouds rumbled angrily, lightning began to flash a myriad of colors, and sea winds started to rise and howl.
- A thundercloud, with a distinctive upper anvil shape, results from air which is moist and unstable rising by convection.
- Oh, yeah, we were still in a thick thundercloud with periodic flashes of lightning surrounding us.
- But the breathtaking scenery and impending risk of thunderclouds and lightning kept us spinning.
- On 12 July, under a sky full of thunderclouds, the titans clashed, the Soviets under orders to close with the Tigers to negate the latter's advantage in range.
- This means local convergence areas with resultant major cloud developments, i.e. thunderclouds, is more than just a possibility.
- She answered questions like why there are thunderclouds and how it rains.
- Overhead in the darkening sky, the gathering thunderclouds rumbled a warning.
- It can't be too windy, and there must not be any rain, thunderclouds, or lightning nearby.
- As you pointed out, it takes about 800 million volts to get lightning to jump between a thundercloud and the ground.
- A company in the USA have now produced a gel that they claim is able to almost totally destroy a building thundercloud.
- His skin glistened under the faint glow of light that was trying to get past through a mountain of thunderclouds.
- Even so, the thought of life from a thundercloud thrilled Percy Shelley, who was a keen electrical experimenter, and was immortalised by his wife Mary in her novel Frankenstein.
- Rain cascaded from menacing thunderclouds, but she ignored it, racing to the front porch of the store.
- Scientists believe the warm, dry, dusty layer mixes with tropical waves, breaking up thunderclouds ' ability to transfer energy from the warm ocean surface to the atmosphere.
- The forecasts have been asking us to watch out for thunderclouds and thundershowers for a long while now.
- The perfect day had vanished not fifteen minutes after they had picked up their gear and headed down the trail, the blue sky replaced by dark thunderclouds.
- If thunderclouds crowd in, the whole sky darkens.
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