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The weather forecasters of Johannesburg are all warning that the start of the summer storms are happening this week, so rain and thunder lovers, your time has come.


Johannesburg, South Africa – Before we go any further, this is an early forecast. That is how weather forecasters protect themselves from angry mobs when the weather doesn’t play out like it was predicted. We totally get that, but also, we are excited about the summer rains.

We would like to also formally say that should it not rain; we are sorry to have gotten you excited. Naturally, we are optimistic so hold fingers and toes with us, okay?

Right, so the Gauteng Weather account on Twitter issued a “breaking” announcement saying that the first storms were predicted to start rolling in this week.

Everyone is responding with cautionary excitement!

We are so excited for that first rain smell, that first clap of thunder and the coolness that falls after a long hot day. It made us wonder what the word is for loving the smell of rain, for being excited about rain or thunder and lightning.

We found some of the words below.

Ceraunophile: (n.) a person who loves thunder and lightning.

Pluviophile: (n.) a lover of rain; someone who finds joy and peace of mind during rainy days.

Are you a Ceraunophile or a Pluviophile?

As a precaution for the coming storms, make sure you check your drains and gutters.

Sources: Twitter
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