Definition of rainfall
1 : the amount of precipitation usually measured by the depth in inches
2 : rain 2a
Examples of rainfall in a Sentence
This area has an average annual rainfall of 12 inches.
an increase in annual rainfall
Recent Examples of rainfall from the Web
Changing Channel Pacific Palisades Record rainfall last winter eased drought conditions but also pumped up the volume of runoff into the ocean, including at this outfall between Gladstones restaurant and the Getty Villa on PCH.
Weather gets weird, as record rainfall follows record drought.
Eastern Montana and western North Dakota received less than half their normal rainfall in June, the National Interagency Fire Center said.
Possible factors included heavy rainfall in early May, and deteriorating wood, according to the U.S. Energy Department.
The average rainfall total for June is 3.79 inches.
If your area does not experience much rainfall, your pile may begin to dry out, slowing decomposition.
State agricultural officials are working with Gov. Kay Ivey's office toward a disaster declaration with the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help central and south Alabama farmers struggling with heavy rainfall totals.
Destin Thursday brings a 50 percent chance of rainfall with a high near 83 degrees and winds of up to 25 30 mph.
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First Known Use of rainfall
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Definition of rainfall for English Language Learners
: the amount of rain that falls on a particular area
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