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    rain style

    What do you call the weather when even though it's raining the sun is out.
    What are other ways to describe rain provoke level: pouring, drizzling..what else

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    Re: rain style

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    What do you call the weather when even though it's raining the sun is out.
    What are other ways to describe rain provoke level: pouring, drizzling..what else
    That's a sunshower.

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    Re: rain style

    When it's barely coming down, it's sprinking.
    Then I'd say a drizzle.
    Then maybe a steady rain.

    Pouring is the heaviest - but that has idioms: It's coming down in buckets, it's raining cats and dogs.

    You can have a brief "shower" but that describes duration, not intensity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post
    When it's barely coming down, it's sprinking.
    Then I'd say a drizzle.
    Then maybe a steady rain.

    Pouring is the heaviest - but that has idioms: It's coming down in buckets, it's raining cats and dogs.

    You can have a brief "shower" but that describes duration, not intensity.
    I am sorry, did you mean 'sprinkling'?


    sprinkling - a light shower that falls in some locations and not others nearby

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    Re: rain style

    Yes, typo. Sorry. SprinkLing.

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    Smile Re: rain style

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    That's a sunshower.
    In fact, I don't found it in any dictionary. From sunshower: Information from Answers.com

    A sunshower is an unusual meteorological phenomenon in which rain falls while the sun is shining [1]. These conditions often lead to the appearance of a rainbow, if the sun is at a low enough angle [1]. The term "sunshower" is used in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and parts of Britain, but is rarely found in dictionaries [2]. Additionally, the phenomenon has a wide range of sometimes remarkably similar folkloric names in cultures around the world [3]. A common theme is that of trickster animals, or the devil, getting married, although many variations of parts of this theme exist [2][3].

    P.S: A useless remark. In some regions of Brazil we say "the wedding fox". My parents would say that.

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