~ The velocity and volume of warm air within the cloud increases, initiating a warm updraft. This makes the storm cloud more buoyant and it rises upwards.
~ As the warm air rises upwards, it encounters cooler temperatures at high altitudes.
~ These condensed particles start descending, and stoke the updraft, causing turbulence within the cloud.
~ This trigger force causes the cumulonimbus to erupt violently, unleashing the electrical activity within, at times with precipitation.
~ Thunderstorms disrupt human life in more than one way. The felling of millions of trees, deaths due to lightning hazard and wind shear are just some of the dissipation manifestations.
~ These storms have a pronounced effect on the weather over a large area, with energy released at the rate of more than 10,000,000 kilowatt-hours on an average!
~ Thunderstorms are commonly associated with the onset of the monsoons. The electrical discharge referred to as lightning is responsible for striking terrestrial structures at the speed of sound. This poses a great threat to human life and property.