A convectional rainfall diagram gives a visual representation of the process through which atmosphere produces convectional rain. The diagram starts with warming land, which heats the air above it and causes the air to e... More »

Convectional rainfall occurs when the warm air deflected from a landform rises and forms rain clouds. Convectional rainfall is very common in tropical areas as well as areas in southeastern England. More »

Convectional rainfall occurs when the sun's heat causes water vapor at the Earth's surface to rise up into clouds. When the cloud is heavy enough, rain falls. More »

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Rain occurs through the process of coalescence, where a mass of water droplets gathers around cloud condensation nuclei to saturate the atmosphere and allow condensation and precipitation to take place. This process is d... More »

Monsoons are measured by calculating the average rainfall or wind speed. Prominent monsoon systems include the West African monsoon, the North American monsoon, the Asian-Australian monsoon and the Indian Summer monsoon. More »

As of 2014, the rainiest place in the world is Mawsynram, Meghalaya State, India, with about 467 inches of rainfall every year. This small mountain community is soaked during monsoon season every year, with about 90 perc... More »

Weather.gov posts local daily rainfall totals. For information about daily rainfall totals in your local area, enter your city and state or ZIP code in the search bar. Then, navigate to the link for 3-Day History to view... More »