How come rain gets harder at night?

It was raining today and I was in the car ALL day!

From morning till 8p.m.

And the rain got harder about 5p.m.

How come it got harder?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Usually, since most of the water in a cloud is in the mid and upper levels, and the sun heats the surface. So when the sun sets, the air cools because it's no longe rbeing heated. So as the sun sets, the atmosphere begins to cool. AS the atmosphere cools, the water in the clouds also begin to condense even more. Thus is likely why the rain got heavier.

    In other words, it's when the est cooling and condensing occurs in the clouds, at night. Sun sun typically evaporates some of the water droplets when it's daytime.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Sounds like a convection event. As the earth cooled down the Warm air riseing was not as great as in the mid day sun. Less air pressure riseing equals less drag or better aerodynamics on falling objects.

    Or the water that was carried byh the clouds had greatly increased as they passed overhead.

    Could be either reason or a combination of the events that made it occur.

  • 1 decade ago

    Perhaps ask your partner the next time he gets harder!

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