How Is Rain Formed?


The oceans are the chief source of rain, but lakes and rivers also contribute to it. The Sun's heat evaporates the water. It remains in the atmosphere as an invisible vapour until it condenses, first into clouds and then into raindrops.
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The sun shines onto rivers and the seas, and the water evaporates. (water under heat, turns to an air form of water) The water evaporates, and when all this evaporated water adds
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Clouds are made up of billions of small water droplets or ice, formed by condensation in the air.
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How is Rain Formed?
Rain is a form of precipitation in which water falls back to earth as a liquid. Precipitation that occurs in a solid form is snow or hail. There is always some water in the air, but the amount of water the air can hold depends mostly on temperature. Very... More »
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Water moves on the earth in a cycle. As the water on the ground and in lakes and oceans interacts with the air some of it evaporates. As the amount of moisture in the air reaches saturation levels, it condenses and form rains and falls back to the ground.
Rain is formed when the sun's heat evaporates water turning it into a vapor. The vapor then rises to a level in the atmosphere where it is cool enough to change back into a liquid.
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