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    When you were a small kid....

    ....What do you used to think that made it rain?

    I used to think that Bhagvan Ji (God), who was sitting on the clouds, opened up water taps and the water started coming on the earth.
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    Since the age of 11/12 - Depending on the time of year and other weather conditions, either convectional uplift producing cumulonimbus and thunderstorms due to a temperature inversion, or an advancing weatherfront and the concepts of adiabatic lapse rate leading to the amount of water in the clouds exceeding their carrying capacity and voilą - orographic precipitation. 8D

    Seriously, I've had a fairly good grasp of the hydrological cycle since I was 6/7...

    I can remember the phrase "God's emptying the toilets in heaven" being used when I was 8/9 - not that I ever believed any of that
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    I have no idea when I first realised that it wasn't holes in the sky or clouds bumping together, but I seem to recall that when I was 5 or so I watched a thunderstorm deposit an inch or so of hailstones.

    The following day, the same thing happened. I made up my mind that the thunderstorm had travelled all round the world in a day.
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    Come to think of it, I cant think of anything much before i was 10 years old Pretty weird

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    I didnt question the rain. It just rained.
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    Originally posted by Sunil Havascar
    I didnt question the rain. It just rained.
    it rains about twice a year in australia

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    Originally posted by broncoman
    it rains about twice a year in australia
    Same in England.

    Problem is each time it's for 5 and a half months! :!(
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    Originally posted by marc71178
    Same in England.

    Problem is each time it's for 5 and a half months! :!(
    LOL . that sounds about right.
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    Originally posted by marc71178
    Same in England.

    Problem is each time it's for 5 and a half months! :!(
    thats better than no rain!

    It has been predicted here, that if we dont start recycling water Canberra is going to run out of Water by 2013, thats a scary thought, cause i plan to be stil living here in 10 years!

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    Well year in year out we get hosepipe bans in SW England, like there are droughts every year or something ...

    It actually doesnt rain all that much here, when i was in Sydney they apparently get more rain than most parts of England..

    In England its just light rain for ages and ages, thats why it seems like we get so much...

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    When I was a small kid, none of you were born. In many cases, your parents hadn't been born.

    That's old.

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    Originally posted by Langeveldt
    Well year in year out we get hosepipe bans in SW England, like there are droughts every year or something ...
    That's only because your Water Company is crap.

    East Anglia/Lincolnshire [Anglian Water] has the lowest rainfall in the UK (look it up - westerly winds, mountain ranges..) - technically it's classed as semi-arid, and even has less rainfall annually then Beirut [Lebanon] yet I cannot remember a hosepipe ban...

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    Originally posted by broncoman
    thats better than no rain!

    It has been predicted here, that if we dont start recycling water Canberra is going to run out of Water by 2013, thats a scary thought, cause i plan to be stil living here in 10 years!
    Well no problem then, because when the people of Canberra read this, the city will be deserted in weeks, and you'll have all the water you'd need!

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