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Find out how much rain we get in the UK and where gets the most rainfall.
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.
Petrichor is the smell of rain. The words comes from the Greek words 'petra' meaning stone and 'ichor' which in Greek mythology refers to the golden fluid that flows in the veins of the immortals.
Gales are the most common cause of damage and disruption in the UK.
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