Rain bomb, the viral meteorological phenomenon


On our planet there are many types of quite extreme meteorological phenomena. One of them is the rain pump or microburst. Weather patterns are responsible for some pretty fascinating weather events that take place in nature. This phenomenon that we are going to talk about seems straight out of science fiction. It has to give certain suitable conditions for it to become an incredible phenomenon.

In this article we are going to tell you how the rain pump originates and what its characteristics are.

What is the rain pump

microburst in a city

This strange meteorological phenomenon is revolutionizing the whole world. And the one that forms a microburst that is colloquially known as the rain pump. Is about a weather phenomenon that looks like something out of a science fiction movie. It is a phenomenon that is destructive at the same time, it is beautiful to see.

It occurs when a heavy layer of cold air suddenly enters in the middle of a storm. This air, being denser, descends with great speed and pushes the air down with all the drops of water inside with great force. When the air reaches the ground the entire stream is blown out in a looping motion. When hitting the ground causes winds of up to 150 kilometers per hour and brings heavy torrents of rain. There are some experts who describe these microbursts as if it were a tornado in reverse.

Tornadoes are generated from the surface and connect with the clouds, but in this case, it is the opposite. They can reach an area of no more than 4 kilometers wide and disappear quickly. All this makes this meteorological phenomenon totally strange to see.

Rain pump or live microburst

rain pump

We are going to show a tweet where you can see the development of a microburst or rain bomb live:


As you can see, it is quite scary but beautiful to watch. In this case, it has happened over the sea so there has been no damage. These microbursts are the cause of some airplane crashes and serious crop damage.

I hope that with this information you can learn more about microbursts or the rain pump and its characteristics.

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