What Are Rain Clouds Called?


A rain cloud is called nimbus. A nimbus cloud is a cloud that produces precipitation. Usually the precipitation reaches the ground as rain, hail or snow. However, precipitation is not a requirement. Falling precipitation may evaporate as virga.
Q&A Related to "What Are Rain Clouds Called"
Rain falls from clouds in the form of drizzle or drops, but it does not enter a cloud in those forms. Instead, the rain that is released from clouds originates as gaseous water vapor
Clouds that produce rain are called
( ′rān ′klau̇d ) (meteorology) Any cloud from which rain falls; a popular term having no technical denotation.
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