On an episode of The World in Words podcast that I listened to today I learnt the expression “a monkey’s wedding“, which is apparently what you call a day when rain falls while the sun is shining, at least if you live in South Africa or Zimbabwe.
As this is quite a common phenomenon in the UK you’d think we’d have a way to refer to it, and apparently we do – a monkey’s birthday. I haven’t heard of this before. Have you?
Apparently the meteorological term for this is sunshower, and sunshowers are often accompanied by rainbows.
Do you have other words for this in English or other languages?
I know that the page about sunshowers on Wikipedia has a list of these terms from around the world, but I’m interested in any you know and use.