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billbaily
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Posted - 25/08/2020 :  12:21:06  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Interesting words for rain

Cow Quaker
Heavy rain storm that makes the cows shake when they are turned out into the fields in May after winter

Raining Forks - Lincolnshire description coming down like pitchforks

Smirr
Drizzly rain

Cloud Burst
Sudden rain, flash floods

Spitting
Very light rain

Picking
Welsh for starting to rain

Mizzle
Devon & Cornwall description fine drizzle & thick fog

Raining Cats & Dogs
17th century description

Stoat
Scottish - bouncing rain

Plothering
Midlands description heavy rain, no wind

Raining Upwards
Heavy rain that bounces up and hits you

Coming Down In Stair Rods
North of England description resembling thin metal poles

Todays description of rain in Tredegar -really awful
but at least I didn't have to queue outside up town earlier on, thank goodness - hardly anybody about

ddraig
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Posted - 25/08/2020 :  13:22:37 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Raining pouring
Raining nasty
Tipping down
My grandfather used to say "It's raining knives and forks" (it is too)

Edited by - ddraig on 25/08/2020 13:23:15
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billbaily
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Posted - 25/08/2020 :  13:29:33 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

I've heard a few of those too! Anyone else got their own sayings?
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butch
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Posted - 25/08/2020 :  15:49:38 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's chucking it down,or, its lashing down. There's a very common rude expression, p---ng down, but I won't mention that one.
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butch
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Posted - 25/08/2020 :  17:06:07 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I know what I'd really like to call it, it's absolutely wrecked my beautiful tubs and hanging baskets, they looked a picture, before this terrible weather set in. A total waste of money and hard work wrecked in a matter of hours. It doesn't stop there, my four rows of runner beans have been flattened as well.
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nutandboltdarlo
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Posted - 25/08/2020 :  17:29:48 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
‘Tamping down’ comes to mind but the more I think about it the less sure I am.
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billbaily
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Posted - 25/08/2020 :  19:14:08 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I've heard of that one - Tamping down also hammering down
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philg
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Posted - 25/08/2020 :  19:14:08 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
According to my Grandmother, very light drizzle was referred to as “damping”.
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billbaily
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Posted - 25/08/2020 :  19:17:59 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote

Belting down?
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butch
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Posted - 25/08/2020 :  19:59:49 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It's coming down in sheets.
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pierre
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Posted - 25/08/2020 :  20:14:15 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got a few, but it might get me banned if I put them on here :-)

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mike
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Posted - 01/10/2020 :  18:34:36 Link directly to this reply  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by ddraig

Raining pouring
Raining nasty
Tipping down
My grandfather used to say "It's raining knives and forks" (it is too)


"It's raining knives and forks" is a direct translation of the Welsh idiom "Mae'n bwrw cyllell a ffyrc". Another Welsh one is "Mae'n bwrw hen wragedd a ffyn" (it's raining old ladies and sticks).

I quite like all the ways of saying "It's raining cats and dogs" in different languages at https://omniglot.com/language/idioms/rain.php

Mike
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