A thunderstorm generates lightning, thunder, heavy winds, and various kinds of precipitation.
About 45,000 thunderstorms happen on Earth every day.
How Thunderstorms Form
- Cumulus Stage- when warm, unstable air rises. (updrafts) , the cloud grows bigger
- Mature Stage- when the cloud is at it's biggest stage and has a large amount of water. Precipitation occurs
- Dissipating stage- precipitation cools down the cloud and the storm dies
This is a cloud during the cumulus stage.
This is a cloud during the mature stage.
This is a cloud during the dissipating stage.
Thunderstorms usually last 1-2 hours.