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Many different types of rain-gauge have been designed and used, most consisting of a circular collector, delineating the area of the sample, and a funnel that channels the collected rain into a measuring mechanism.
The word monsoon comes from the Arabic word 'mausim' which translates as 'season', which is suggestive of the seasonal nature of the monsoon and its associated rains.
A storm surge is possibly one of the most dramatic weather events in the UK resulting from low pressure, high winds and tidal conditions.
Surface water flooding occurs when intense rainfall overwhelms drainage systems.
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