How to say 'It's raining!' in English

I don't think it needs to be said that England gets A LOT of rain! 😂 It's just one reason why the landscape is such a vibrant and fresh green. Consequently we have developed a different name for almost every type of rain, as well as having plenty of ways to say it. The most famous one which I'm sure you are familiar with is 'It's raining cats and dogs!' which means it's raining very heavily. It seems an odd expression until you realize from where it originates. One explanation is that in old England, cats and dogs slept on the roofs of old thatched houses. When it rained heavily, the dogs would slide off!
Here are some of the most popular ones along with there meanings!

1. Tipping down!- This is really another way of saying it's raining heavily.

2. Bucketing down- This is when the rain is falling so heavily it's as if it is being poured from a bucket!

3. Spitting- This is the stage where the rain is JUST beginning, so there is a longer gap in between drops

4. Drizzle- This is when the rain is very gentle and hardly noticeable.

5. Chucking/Pouring it down- Again, another way to say it's raining hard.

6. A shower- This is a short period of rain, sometimes said as 'a passing shower'

7. Mizzling- This word is used to describe the sort of rain that is in between a mist and a drizzle.

8. Sleeting- This type of rain is a sort of 'wet snow' or 'half-frozen' rain.




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