Why do thunderstorms occur?

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Thunderstorms occur when there is maximum radiation warming, which is common in the afternoon. The air mass becomes unstable and thus making it convect violently. It is common for thunderstorms to occur in late spring and summer.
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Thunderstorms are most likely to occur in the spring and summer months. They most often occur during the afternoon and evening hours. In some country's they occur every day. You can find more information here: http://schools.sd68.bc.ca/fore/ireland/2006/jr/whenandwherearethunderstormsmostlikelytooccur.html
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