IELTS Rain Vocabulary 

precipitation – water that falls to the earth in the form of rain, hail, mist, sleet, or snow 

heavy rain – intense rainfall 

torrential rain – very heavy rain 

driving rain – heavy rain mixed with strong wind 

to pour – to rain heavily 

downpour – heavy shower of rain 

cloudburst – sudden rainfall that it over quickly 

to get drenched / soaked – to get very wet 

drizzle – very light rain 

gentle rain – light rain 

shower (of rain) – a quick, light rainstorm 

to be rained off – to be cancelled or postponed because it’s raining or expected to rain 

let up – to stop raining

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