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現代世界の英語−気象 (5)

 

降雪
snowfall
Heavy snowfalls are predicted for tonight and tomorrow. - CALD

積雪量
snowfall
snowfall: the amount of snow that falls in a particular area during a particular period, or a fall of snow - CALD
The annual snowfall for this region is 30 centimetres. - CALD

年間積雪量 annual snowfall


thunder, lightning
lightning: a powerful flash of light in the sky caused by electricity and usually followed by thunder - LDCE
thunder: the loud noise that you hear during a storm, usually after a flash of lightning - LDCE

雷鳴
roll [peal, clap] of thunder
roll: a long low fairly loud sound made by drums etc - LDCE
peal: a long loud sound or series of sounds, especially of laughter or thunder - CALD
There was a roll of thunder, and the rain started pelting down. - LDCE
A loud peal of thunder crashed directly overhead. - LDCE

雷電
thunder and lightning, thunderbolt
thunderbolt: a flash of lightning and the sound of thunder together - CALD

避雷針
lightning rod [conductor]
lightning conductor: a strip of metal going from the highest point of a building to the ground, which prevents lightning from damaging the building by taking the electricity to the ground before it can reach a dangerous level - CALD

気流
air current
current: a continuous movement of air - LDCE
Some birds use warm air currents to help them fly. - LDCE

乱気流
turbulence, turbulent current
turbulence: irregular and violent movements of air or water that are caused by the wind - LDCE
We might be experiencing some turbulence on this flight due to an approaching electrical storm. - CALD