If you want to live in Ireland, even for a while, you’re going to have to know your rain vocabulary.  It doesn’t just rain here, it …

rains heavily


pours down

is coming down!

tears down

comes down in buckets

buckets down


is torrential

rains cats and dogs

 width=is only a shower

is a fresh one

is only a bit of drizzle

good for the cows (I just made this up, but we do have tasty dairy products)


Do you know any other rain-related words or phrases?

Any advice for enjoying the rain?

Leave a comment and let us know.