Torrential rain, or a torrential downpour, is any amount of rain that is considered especially heavy. It isn't a technical weather term as there is no formal definition of torrential rains as recognized by the National Weather Service NWS , but NWS does define heavy rainfall as rain that accumulates at a rate of 3 tenths of an inch 0. While the word may sound like another severe weather type— tornadoes —this isn't where the name comes from. A "torrent," rather, is a sudden, violent outpouring of something in this case, rain. Rain occurs when the water vapor "held" in warm, moist air condenses into liquid water and falls. For heavy rain, the amount of moisture in the air mass must be disproportionately large compared to its size.
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TORRENTIAL | definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary
India is known for its rainy season. The major portion of our country falls in the tropical region. It means that we enjoy a tropical season where the southwest winds carry down clouds during June till September. Torrential rain occurs in this season in my city. This season behaves differently in different locations in India. Rajasthan gets the least rain whereas Meghalaya receives the highest rain every year.
Rain refers to water droplets forced to fall down to earth by gravitational push. The droplets form when atmospheric water vapour condenses to water. Rain is essential for human, plant, and animal life. For instance, rainwater provides water for plant irrigation and hydroelectric power.
The rain suddenly beat down onto him, blurring his vision beyond recognition and making his footing slippery. His foot suddenly shot out from under him and he ended up crashing his tailbone on a rock. Pain flashed up his lower back and down his legs. The pine trees started to mock him with the wind blowing through their branches, creating a rustling noise equal to a thousand voices. A thousand voices that told Marquis he was insane and that it would be better to drown himself in the mud then defiling the earth with his madness.