Sometimes a child asks a question which is an astonishingly good one and which I'd love to know the answer to, but haven't a clue!
Recently my twelve year old daughter asked one such question. It must have been driven by the fact that it was raining in London (where we live) yet again, and the question was this:
"Mummy, do you think that there's ever a time when it's not raining ANYWHERE in the world?"
I stopped, hesitating. Is it possible that at some point in time there isn't a droplet of water dripping from the sky anywhere across the entire globe? It seems unlikely, but perhaps this is even a frequent phenomenon - a dry world everywhere for sufficient chunks of time.
If you're a meteorologist or geologist or an expert in global weather, then please help me provide an answer. Or if you know anyone who you think might be able to answer my daughter's question then please share this question with others.
I hate not to be able to provide my daughter with an accurate answer, especially when I'm sure that somebody, somewhere out there must know it!
Happy thinking about it and here's hoping it's dry wherever you are.
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