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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.
When rain falls from a cloud but doesn't reach the ground it can create wispy tails from clouds known as virga.
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.
Advice and guidance for protecting yourself and your home in heavy rain and flooding.
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