Interesting facts about the rain

29.05.2011


In Portugal, the rain is a good reason not to go to work.

In g.Para residents synchronize watches the rain, as the showers every day are at the same time.

Darts appeared because of the rain. Once the archers in the competition caught in the rain. Going to the pub, they began to throw shortened arrows at a target on the wall.

In fact, there is no smell of rain. Flavor that we refer to the smell of rain, actually secrete actinolite and cyanobacteria. The substance, which gives the smell of rain is called geosmin.

Ugandans do not scare thunder, since the country's rain and thunderstorms is 250 times a year.

Rain was the cause of the weather forecast on the radio. When an American radio station owner is exposed to rain, it established a new section of weather forecast, which told about the rain several times a day.

In arid Bostsvane people greet word of the pool, which means "rain", as the national currency in the country is also called "rain."

In Cuba, it rains only during siesta, and Thailand — only at night.

In the XVII century in the UK adopted a law on the rain, in which for the wrong prediction of rain forecaster executed.

A person can stay completely dry in the rain, if it is in the desert. In fact, there are rains in the desert, but for rain is impossible to know, because drops just do not reach the ground, steaming with hot air.

All phrases meteorologist for rain have a specific meaning. For example, the phrase "intermittent rain" is meant that the duration of Rain will no longer than 3 hours. The phrase "expect rain" means the duration of the rain for at least half a day. The phrase "without significant rainfall" does not mean that the rain will not, it means that rain will fall no more than 0.3 liters per square meter.

City Cherrapunji (India) — the wettest in the world. During the year there falls 26,460 mm of rain.

The acidity of normal rain — a pH of 5.6. If the acidity level below that called acid rain. At pH 5.5 Rain bacteria are killed, and at 4.5 killed insects, amphibians and fish.

In the town Uaynsberg, Ohio, July 29 every year without fail rain comes, it lasts for a hundred years.

Today it is possible to arrange artificial rain. The particles of dry ice dropped from a plane right on the cumulus cloud. Enveloped in a cloud of carbon dioxide and water as a snowflake falls on the road warming up and turning to rain. Thus, it is possible to deal with drought or dissipate the clouds.

Every year, the earth is shed 519,000 km3 of rain (every km3 — is a billion tons of water).

About one in a hundred million people is allergic to rain. Any effect of water on the skin causing redness, swelling, and the rain from falling under such people could die.

In San Francisco's weather station reports the rain with a degree of probability, for example, 4/6. Just 10 local meteorologists vote on whether there will be rain or not, and the result is announced in this audience here is "relative" form.

The heaviest hailstones rained from the sky in Gopalgandzh 14.04.1986. Weight of one hailstone exceeded 1 kg of "cows come home" killed 92 people.

Rainiest places on the planet are experiencing a shortage of water in the winter. After the rainy season comes so arid winter that residents have to buy water in other cities.

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