One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A thunderstorm or other violent disturbance of the electrical condition of the atmosphere.
tempest, squallView synonyms
- ‘Conditions were variable, to say the least - on one day, 40-knot winds brought rain and electrical storms, and a sandstorm lasted all day.’
- ‘They stop the sudden electrical storms that move like summer rain with bright and quick lightning.’
- ‘As Joe reached for the mare's lead rope the electrical storm let rip with one almighty crack of thunder, right overhead.’
- ‘Titch and his team had to endure days of freezing snowstorms, avalanches and electrical storms on the trip to a remote part of China.’
- ‘Easter in New Zealand started with electrical storms and tornados.’
- ‘For the last three nights, spectacular electrical storms have drifted over the city, threatening a downpour that finally arrived with a vengeance last night.’
- ‘In short, this could manifest itself into tornadoes, hurricanes and electrical storms.’
- ‘In 1953 Stanley Miller, a University of Chicago graduate student, found that by simulating the conditions of a primordial electrical storm, he could generate alanine and leucine in racemic form.’
- ‘Dozens of lightning bolts lit the night sky as an electrical storm swept the region.’
- ‘While rainstorms were not new to the community, the addition of electrical storms was considered unusual to Sachs Harbour residents.’
- ‘I'm deathly afraid of heavy-duty electrical storms with lightning bolts jumping around all over the place.’
- ‘Last week there was a horrendous electric storm, probably the most spectacular storm I have ever seen in Pattaya.’
- ‘His comeback was interrupted by the humid conditions in Kuala Lumpur which sparked an electrical storm.’
- ‘Impulse noise can be the result of electrical storms, ignition noise, electromechanical switching equipment, and noisy power sources, to name a few.’
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