SUN SHOWERS – when it’s raining and the sun is shining

Setting Sun on Mullach nan Coirean – David Crocker [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

A sun shower is a meteorological phenomenon in which rain falls while the sun is shining. A sun shower is usually the result of accompanying winds associated with a rain storm sometimes miles away, blowing the airborne raindrops into an area where there are no clouds.  Sun shower conditions often lead to the appearance of a rainbow, if the sun is at a low enough angle.

A sunset sunshower in the Mojave desert – By Jessie Eastland, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link

Sunshower, Leduc-County, Alberta, Canada – By WinterE229 (Own work) [CC0], via Wikimedia Commons

A Sunshower over Crater Mountain, Landers, California – By Jessie Eastland (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Rainy golden hour at Muraste Nature Reserve, Estonia – By Kristoffer Vaikla (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Heavy raining and sun shining in the same scene, Italy – By 29cm from Hong Kong (Contrast) [CC BY-SA 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

Mt. Wrightson, Santa Rita Mountains, Arizona, USA – By kretyen [CC BY 2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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