Its that time again to wheel the annual "thundery" rain thread. [hehe]
When the forecasters ever mention "thundery rain" in a forecast, for me it almost a guarantee that you will not here thunder! It has become a misnomer like Bombay Duck. So why say it?
For the general public who are not interested in the weather to the degree members on here do, if I heard "thundery" rain mentioned in a forecast, I would expect to here thunder and rather frequently at that.
As for thundery showers, what is the difference between a thundery shower and a small thunderstorm, the diffference between thundery showers and showers, heavy with thunder? [cg]