• Question: If you fell through a cloud would it start raining?

    Asked by bexh96 to Donna, Jo, Mark, Stuart, Tim on 24 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Donna MacCallum

      Donna MacCallum answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      I don’t think so – mind you you might not be very well if you had been above the cloud layer.

    • Photo: Joanna Buckley

      Joanna Buckley answered on 22 Jun 2010:

      Hiya bexh96! 🙂

      Nah, planes fly through clouds all the time and it doesn’t start raining. It only rains when the clouds become saturated. 🙂

      I went up in a hot air balloon once and went through some low cloud and it didn’t happen then.

    • Photo: Tim Craggs

      Tim Craggs answered on 24 Jun 2010:

      I have walked through a cloud (on a mountain, not in mid air!) and it is just very humid and foggy! It did not actually start raining. I think for it to rain, big water droplets have to start precipitating together.