Frontal rainfall is a type of condensation that occurs when a cold front meets a warm front. Warm air is less dense than cold air. When the two air masses meet, warm air is forced over the cold air, because it is less de... 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 »

Cyclonic rainfall, also known as frontal rain, is caused when two air masses of different temperatures meet. Warm air and cool air don´t mix, as they have different densities. As the warm air rises over the heavier cool ... More »

A thunderstorm is a storm with heavy rainfall accompanied by wind, thunder and lightning. These storms occur when air that is moist and close to the ground heats up and rises to form cumulonimbus clouds that produce prec... More »

Hurricanes affect an ecosystem due to their damaging winds and excessive amounts of rainfall; the winds are able to take down entire tracts of forests while the winds and rain combined can change the layout of an area. A... More »

Floods occur when the ground is incapable of absorbing water from rainfall, melting snow or ice. Each spring, many regions experience warmer temperatures along with heavy precipitation. This is the ideal combination for ... More »

Flooding is a natural disaster that often occurs as the result of prolonged rainfall in a location. The cause of the rain is sometimes slow-moving weather fronts, but at other times, it is from large storms, including hu... More » Science Weather & Tides Storms