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Afternoon rain is more likely to fall over regions that have drier soils than those containing moisture, according to a study published by the journal Nature.

The apparent reason: drier soils create stronger warm winds called thermals, which boost the chance of rain.



Full article here - http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2012/09/13/3589411.htm
 
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