Iver Heath

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Big Question

This week's big question:

Where does rain come from?


Rain is droplets of water that fall from clouds. Heat from the sun turns moisture (water) from plants and leaves as well as oceans, lakes and rivers, into water vapour (gas) which disappears into the air. This vapour rises, cools and changes into tiny water droplets which form clouds. The water droplets in the clouds join together to form bigger drops. When the water droplets get too large and heavy, they fall as rain. Big heavy droplets falling to the ground are called rain and smaller droplets are called drizzle. You know that it's likely to rain when you see dark clouds approaching. They are dark because they are full of big water droplets that block out the light from the sun.

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