What is the difference between thunder storm and thunder shower?

1 Answer
Jul 6, 2015


If it is showering or not.


If you can hear thunder you are experiencing a thunder storm, regardless of if it is raining in your location or not. If you have precipitation with your thunder and lightning then you have a thunder shower, however I would like to point out that thunder shower is not a meteorological term. Thunder showers is a quick way of saying thunder storm with rain showers.