• Question: what causes rainfall

    Asked by 635green25 to Munga, Mary, Loice, George, George, Diana on 28 May 2019.
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      George Makau answered on 28 May 2019:

      You see those clouds up in the sky? Well, they are made of water droplets! During the day and when the sun is hot, water on the surface of any water body or moist land gets heated up and forms vapour which rises up. At some point, the water vapour cools down and condenses, joining millions of other water droplets to form clouds, causing the droplets to grow. When these water droplets get too heavy to stay suspended in the cloud, they fall to Earth as rain 🙂

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      Munga Mwachiro answered on 30 May 2019: last edited 30 May 2019 4:08 am

      Actually rain is part of the bigger weather called precipitation that is-any form of water that falls from the sky.
      Rain formation involves a cycle of gas(vapour) solid(clouds) liquid(rain)which happens over and over and over.
      Water/Ice/Snow☃️on earth surface is turned to vapor(gas) through evaporation into the atmosphere where I cools down through condensation to form tiny droplets💧. These tiny droplets combine to form clouds and when the combination continues bigger and heavier clouds☁️ are formed. When the air can no longer support these clouds they fall down on earth as rain🌧️.
      Sometimes this is accompanied by lightning ⛈️which is dangerous for anyone who might be working in the rain and may be hurt. Lightning arrestors ☔are good to have to avoid such.
      More rain is created where there are many trees because evaporation/transpiration also helps to increase water vapour in the atmosphere. So it is important to plant trees and avoid cutting trees in order to have more rain As Water Is Life😊