For two months while I was in Geneva, I had a totally different world view on what the words "heavy rain" meant. I didn't miss these convection storms, and how if it was raining when you left the house, your pant legs, socks, shoulders, and backpack would be totally soaked even if you had a brolly. If you didn't have one... Well, good luck! Probably the only reason why they don't describe our storms as "torrential downpours" is because typhoons (like in Hong Kong) and other acts of God are supposed to be worse (wouldn't know, haven't experienced those) but then, those aren't exactly common experiences. Not as common as our convection storms, anyway.
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