Rain & Moisture in the Air

Rain is the most common form of precipitation (falling water)
Snow is common in cold areas during winter.
Let's learn some other common types of moisture in the air!

Drizzle is very small misty rain
I think that drizzle feels really nice and enjoy going outside on drizzly days.

She is caught in a downpour.

She is caught in a downpour.

A downpour is very heavy rain. The Japanese rainy season will start soon. Try not to get caught in a downpour without your umbrella!

The fog makes the station look mysterious.

The fog makes the station look mysterious.

Fog looks like clouds and makes it very hard to see. Fog often forms near the ocean.
I rarely see fog in Osaka.

Osaka is very muggy in summer!

Osaka is very muggy in summer!

Mugginess or high humidity is when the air is very hot and wet. It feels like a sauna!
Osaka in summer is very humid / muggy.

Hail is ice that falls from the sky.  It can be from 5mm to 15cm in size. It is sometimes the size of ice cubes or golf balls. If you see hail, make sure you run into a building!

Sleet is a mix of snow and rain.
Sleet doesn't look dangerous, but it can freeze roads.


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