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2nd Sep '16 4:00:57 PM chris83
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* Mostly played straight in ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', which is set in infamously rainy Seattle. The thing is, while Seattle experiences more days with some kind of precipitation than most American cities east of the Rocky Mountains, it averages less total precipitation than most of those same cities - as said precipitation mostly occurs as light drizzle. Downpours and thunderstorms in particular are quite rare. Nevertheless, when the series depicts rain for plot or ambiance purposes, it's shown to rain heavily, with thunder and lightning for good measure.



9th Aug '16 12:08:05 PM REV6Pilot
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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' has a few locales where the rain is never gentle--

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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' has a few locales where the rain is never gentle--gentle.



** In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXII'', if it's the rainy season in the Giza Plains, the place will always be stormy, gloomy and flooded.



* Averted in ''VideoGame/{{STALKER}}''. Sometimes a drizzle is just a drizzle.



* There are many places in real life where it's liable to rain like this. (Anywhere in the Southeastern U.S. for instance.) Cue DramaticThunder and you'd better rush to the nearest porch or building. And, if it's in the tropics, stay there overnight. On the other hand, [[TheOtherRainforest The Pacific Northwest]] and UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} are known primarily as places where it rains, but it's usually just [[GrayRainOfDepression a steady drizzle]]. However, both have been noted to seeing several days straight of nothing but a heavy downpour.

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* There are many places in real life where it's liable to rain like this. (Anywhere this (anywhere in the Southeastern U.S. or the center of South America for instance.) instance). Cue DramaticThunder and you'd better rush to the nearest porch or building. And, if it's in the tropics, stay there overnight. On the other hand, [[TheOtherRainforest The Pacific Northwest]] and UsefulNotes/{{Britain}} are known primarily as places where it rains, but it's usually just [[GrayRainOfDepression a steady drizzle]]. However, both have been noted to seeing several days straight of nothing but a heavy downpour.
9th Aug '16 11:47:46 AM REV6Pilot
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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has a lot of these--in fact, in this game and in ''Majora's Mask'', you gain the ability to make this happen ''on cue''.

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* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaOcarinaOfTime'' has a lot of these--in fact, in this game and in ''Majora's Mask'', you gain the ability to make this happen ''on cue''.cue'' with the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Song of Storms]].
28th Jul '16 7:08:32 PM Gideoncrawle
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TruthInTelevision, for some regions; in the desert, if it rains at all, you had best ''run'' for high ground, 'cause there is serious danger of flash flooding.

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TruthInTelevision, TruthInTelevision for some regions; in the desert, western U.S. is especially known for violent cloudbursts. In deserts, if it rains at all, you had best ''run'' for high ground, 'cause there is serious danger of because the soils tend to have a hydrophobic crust which promotes flash flooding.
24th Jul '16 12:32:14 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* At the end of ''WebAnimation/TheBackwaterGospel'', when the town [[spoiler:engages in a BattleInTheRain]], it turns into a vicious thunderstorm. Somewhat justified though, in that it does take place in a desert setting.
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6th Apr '16 10:54:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''SinCity'', it generally only rains when a major plot point comes to the surface, like Marv realizing some crucial facts about Goldie and her reason for coming to him, or Dwight and the Girls of Old Town finding out that the abusive scumbag they just killed is not only a cop, but is a decorated hero.

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* In ''SinCity'', ''ComicBook/SinCity'', it generally only rains when a major plot point comes to the surface, like Marv realizing some crucial facts about Goldie and her reason for coming to him, or Dwight and the Girls of Old Town finding out that the abusive scumbag they just killed is not only a cop, but is a decorated hero.
5th Mar '16 7:55:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''HarryPotter'', Hogwarts has a pretty solid weather pattern. The narrative will show the transition from the last days of summer to autumn with rain lashing at the high windows, flooding the greenhouses, dark purple clouds, rain so thick you can't tell red from yellow, and one person complaining that he "hasn't been properly dry since August" due to rigorous Quidditch training in the aforementioned rain. Very rarely is a light drizzle ever noted.

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* In ''HarryPotter'', ''Literature/HarryPotter'', Hogwarts has a pretty solid weather pattern. The narrative will show the transition from the last days of summer to autumn with rain lashing at the high windows, flooding the greenhouses, dark purple clouds, rain so thick you can't tell red from yellow, and one person complaining that he "hasn't been properly dry since August" due to rigorous Quidditch training in the aforementioned rain. Very rarely is a light drizzle ever noted.



* A 1989 ''TheCosbyShow'' Thanksgiving episode used this to set up a series of gags where Cliff has to go back and forth (in said downpour) to pick up items for the holiday dinner.
* In ''ThePacific'', the rain goes on and on as a continuous downpour, giving one main character a [[SoapOperaDisease severe illness]] and prompting the [[GrizzledVeteran Staff Sgt]]. to take off his clothes and shower in it while loudly reciting the Marine rules of cleanliness. It abruptly stops.

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* A 1989 ''TheCosbyShow'' ''Series/TheCosbyShow'' Thanksgiving episode used this to set up a series of gags where Cliff has to go back and forth (in said downpour) to pick up items for the holiday dinner.
* In ''ThePacific'', ''Series/ThePacific'', the rain goes on and on as a continuous downpour, giving one main character a [[SoapOperaDisease severe illness]] and prompting the [[GrizzledVeteran Staff Sgt]]. to take off his clothes and shower in it while loudly reciting the Marine rules of cleanliness. It abruptly stops.
27th Feb '16 9:59:03 PM Knight20
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* WesternAnimation/XiaolinShowdown Clay quoted this in an episode where the Cyclops drooled on his hat big time.
2nd Oct '15 6:14:13 PM jamespolk
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* In ''Film/TheBlot'' a torrential rain comes pretty much out of nowhere as Phil is walking out of the library. This is a plot point as Phil is sweet on Amelia the librarian, and gets a chance to give her a ride home.
16th Aug '15 1:50:03 PM TrevMUN
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* Perhaps half-partial aversion and half-JustifiedTrope, ''Film/JurassicPark'' had a rain scene (a hurricane approaching, actually) that started out, and eventually ended. The rain was so hard, that they couldn't use their Animatronic T-Rex, and chose to re-do the very last scene, just to give the poor "little" guy some use.

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* Perhaps half-partial aversion and half-JustifiedTrope, ''Film/JurassicPark'' had Played with to multiple ends in ''Film/JurassicPark'', on account of a rain scene (a hurricane approaching, actually) that started out, and eventually ended.being responsible for the weather. The rain was so hard, that they couldn't use their Animatronic T-Rex, and chose to re-do the very last scene, just to give the poor "little" guy some use.



** The rainstorm in ''Film/TheMatrixRevolutions'' resembles the "raining code" iconic to the series [[RuleOfSymbolism as a way of showing]] the instability of the Matrix itself.



** Indeed, in 2014 the biblical story of Noah became an epic movie that would have gladdened the heart of Cecil B. deMille.

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** Indeed, in 2014 the biblical Biblical story of Noah became an epic movie that would have gladdened the heart of Cecil B. deMille.



* The tale of Noah and the great flood in ''Literature/TheBible'', caused by nonstop rain for forty days and nights.



* Just about every human civilization has a Flood myth. It appears to be universal. Then again, most human civilizations evolved on coasts (high tides, typhoons and tsunamis) or in river valleys (river floods, events in the mountains coming downstream in accordance with gravity). And human civilization only took off as the Ice Age receded (lots of glaciers melting and sea-levels rising). The idea of the rain beginning and just not stopping is best known in the West via the Noah myth in the Bible. Even that was a take on the earlier Babylonian flood-myth and may have in turn influenced Greek mythology (which has not one but ''two'' Great Floods).

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* Just It seems that just about every human civilization on Earth has a Flood myth. It appears tale relating to be universal. Then again, most human civilizations evolved on coasts (high tides, typhoons and tsunamis) or in river valleys (river floods, events in the mountains coming downstream in accordance with gravity). And human civilization only took off as the Ice Age receded (lots a great flood caused by a deluge of glaciers melting and sea-levels rising). rain. The idea of the rain beginning and just not stopping is best known in the West via the Noah myth in the Bible. Even that was a take on the earlier Babylonian flood-myth and may have in turn influenced Greek mythology (which has not one but Baylonians had ''two'' Great Floods). tales of great floods, in fact.



** There is even a legendary Pokemon, Kyogre, with the special ability ''Drizzle''. It does not make a drizzle. It makes freaking ''floods'' happen. This gets kicked up another notch with Primal Kyogre's Primordial Sea ability, which causes it to rain so fiercely that [[PowerNullifier Fire attacks fizzle out altogether]].

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** There is even a legendary Pokemon, Kyogre, with the special ability ''Drizzle''. It does not make That ability is a drizzle. It misnomer: it makes freaking ''floods'' happen. This gets kicked up another notch with Primal Kyogre's Primordial Sea ability, which causes it to rain so fiercely that [[PowerNullifier Fire attacks fizzle out altogether]].



* In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' it's always raining heavily in and around Burmecia. Initially this seems to be for dramatic effect, but you'll find it's still raining like crazy there long after the plot has forgotten it.

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* ''Franchise/FinalFantasy'' has a few locales where the rain is never gentle--
** The town of Zozo in ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyVI'' may as well have been built under a waterfall.
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In ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyIX'' it's always raining heavily in and around Burmecia. Initially this seems to be for dramatic effect, but you'll find it's still raining like crazy there long after the plot has forgotten it.


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* The Eder Kemo age found in ''VideoGame/UruAgesBeyondMyst'' has frequent, intense rainstorms. In fact, the sky is covered in a perpetual, windy overcast.
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