Definition of 'thunderstorm'
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The cold air spread south on Thursday, with more widespread snow showers and thunderstorms. Times, Sunday Times (2017)There is a chance they will turn heavy with local thunderstorms. The Sun (2011)Last week began with thunderstorms and showers. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Heavy showers and thunderstorms with hail and lightning ensued. Times, Sunday Times (2014)More heavy rain and thunderstorms were forecast over the weekend. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Speculation has focused on the heavy thunderstorms through which the aircraft was flying when it disappeared. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Increased humidity and instability from the south triggered sharp showers and thunderstorms that night. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Many places could see rain and thunderstorms tonight. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is not unusual to see heavy showers and thunderstorms at this time of year. Times, Sunday Times (2012)And of course there is the thunderstorm shower. The Sun (2008)It has not all been plain sailing with some intense rain and thunderstorms. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Heavy rain turning to thunderstorms by early afternoon. Times, Sunday Times (2014)BRITAIN'S warm weather came to a halt as thunderstorms and rain lashed the country yesterday. The Sun (2011)Early cloud and mist in the eastern regions will give way to sunny spells and scattered showers or thunderstorms. Times, Sunday Times (2008)With thunderstorms come lightning strikes, and this summer has seen a number of incidents. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Southern England will see showers and possible hail and thunderstorms. The Sun (2013)Instead, churches tried to ward off thunderstorms and lightning by ringing their bells. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Increased instability and humidity triggered heavy showers and thunderstorms on Thursday. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Heavy downpours and thunderstorms are expected to push further north by Friday. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This was a powerful weather front that also unleashed tremendous thunderstorms, hail and wind that damaged buildings. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A weather warning remained in place throughout the day with heavy showers and more thunderstorms expected. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Towards the end of her spellbinding performance, a weekend of beautiful sunny weather ended with a thunderstorm of torrential hail and rain. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Not only are fewer people outdoors and exposed to lightning, but we receive better warning of the threat of approaching thunderstorms and lightning. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Then unsettled weather, including thunderstorms and hail, will return and continue into next week. The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'thunderstorm'
British English: thunderstorm /ˈθʌndəˌstɔːm/ NOUN
A thunderstorm is a storm in which there is thunder, lightning, and heavy rain.
- American English: thunderstorm
- Arabic: عَاصِفَةٌ رَعْدِيَّة
- Brazilian Portuguese: temporal com trovões
- Chinese: 雷暴
- Croatian: oluja s grmljavinom
- Czech: bouřka
- Danish: tordenvejr
- Dutch: onweer
- European Spanish: tormenta eléctrica
- Finnish: ukkosmyrsky
- French: orage
- German: Gewitter
- Greek: ηλεκτρική καταιγίδα
- Italian: temporale
- Japanese: 雷雨
- Korean: 뇌우
- Norwegian: tordenvær
- Polish: burza
- European Portuguese: trovoada
- Romanian: furtună cu trăsnete
- Russian: гроза
- Spanish: tormenta eléctrica
- Swedish: åskväder
- Thai: พายุฝนฟ้าคะนอง
- Turkish: gök gürültülü fırtına
- Ukrainian: гроза
- Vietnamese: bão có sấm sét và mưa to
Definition of thunderstorm from the Collins English Dictionary
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