'March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers'
We often think of this old piece of weather lore during the spring months in the UK, but is there any truth in it?
Showers are sporadic bursts of rain coming from individual cumulus clouds. When the clouds have enough energy to grow big enough, they become cumulonimbus clouds, which give us thunderstorms. Showers and thunderstorms can result in a torrential downpour in once place, whilst remaining totally dry just down the road.