What is a thunderstorm?• A thunderstorm is a storm with lightning and thunder. Its produced by a cumulonimbus cloud, usually producing gusty winds, heavy rain and sometimes hail.
What causes a thunderstorm?• The basic ingredients used to make a thunderstorm are moisture, unstable air and lift. You need moisture to form clouds and rain. You need unstable air that is relatively warm and can rise rapidly. Finally, you need lift. This can form from fronts, sea breezes or mountains.
When are thunderstorms most likely to occur?• Thunderstorms can occur year round and at all hours. But they are most likely to happen in the spring and summer months and during the afternoon and evening hours.
How many thunderstorms are there in a day?• It is estimated that there are around 1800 thunderstorms that occur across our planet every day.
What damages thunderstorms can cause?Usually there is lightning during a thunderstorm and lightning is the cause of many people death, if they are unlucky enough to be struck. Lightning can also cause fire, hail, wind, lightning and tornadoes are some of the weather condition that occur during a thunderstorm.
How to prepare for a thunderstorm?• Keep an eye at the sky. If you hear thunder go to a same place immediately. Make sure that you are not outside while a thunderstorm is occurring. Also make sure you are not close to a window. The best place to be is in a car or in a building make sure the window are closed.