What causes thunderstorms?

  1. Myn Is Me profile image71
    Myn Is Meposted 5 years ago

    What causes thunderstorms?


  2. Rock_nj profile image92
    Rock_njposted 5 years ago

    Hot humid air rises into colder air about and causes huge clouds to form called Cumulonimbus.  These clouds build different electrical charges, and also differ from ground charges, which cause lightning and subsequently thunder.

  3. Mr Knowitall profile image72
    Mr Knowitallposted 5 years ago

    A thunderstorm begins with a violent upward rush of air over a large area. When the speed of the air current exceeds twenty miles an hour or so, the drops of water carried up by the air are thought to be broken up into much smaller drops, which become positively charged in the process. The cloud of droplets presently gathers so much electricity that the air can no longer prevent a discharge in the form of a flash of lightning.