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A cumulus cloud with a towering or spreading top, charged with electricity and producing thunder and lightning.
- ‘A thundercloud, with a distinctive upper anvil shape, results from air which is moist and unstable rising by convection.’
- ‘She answered questions like why there are thunderclouds and how it rains.’
- ‘As the trough approached, heavy thunderclouds built up.’
- ‘As you pointed out, it takes about 800 million volts to get lightning to jump between a thundercloud and the ground.’
- ‘Scientists believe the warm, dry, dusty layer mixes with tropical waves, breaking up thunderclouds ' ability to transfer energy from the warm ocean surface to the atmosphere.’
- ‘Oh, yeah, we were still in a thick thundercloud with periodic flashes of lightning surrounding us.’
- ‘Rain cascaded from menacing thunderclouds, but she ignored it, racing to the front porch of the store.’
- ‘This means local convergence areas with resultant major cloud developments, i.e. thunderclouds, is more than just a possibility.’
- ‘Overhead, thunderclouds rumbled angrily, lightning began to flash a myriad of colors, and sea winds started to rise and howl.’
- ‘The forecasts have been asking us to watch out for thunderclouds and thundershowers for a long while now.’
- ‘If thunderclouds crowd in, the whole sky darkens.’
- ‘Overhead in the darkening sky, the gathering thunderclouds rumbled a warning.’
- ‘A company in the USA have now produced a gel that they claim is able to almost totally destroy a building thundercloud.’
- ‘His skin glistened under the faint glow of light that was trying to get past through a mountain of thunderclouds.’
- ‘Even so, the thought of life from a thundercloud thrilled Percy Shelley, who was a keen electrical experimenter, and was immortalised by his wife Mary in her novel Frankenstein.’
- ‘On 12 July, under a sky full of thunderclouds, the titans clashed, the Soviets under orders to close with the Tigers to negate the latter's advantage in range.’
- ‘It can't be too windy, and there must not be any rain, thunderclouds, or lightning nearby.’
- ‘The perfect day had vanished not fifteen minutes after they had picked up their gear and headed down the trail, the blue sky replaced by dark thunderclouds.’
- ‘But the breathtaking scenery and impending risk of thunderclouds and lightning kept us spinning.’
- ‘It had been sunny a moment before; now dark thunderclouds threatened rain.’
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