rain and umbrella

Summer weather
and storms
(including rain, thunderstorms and lightning, and hail)

thunderstorm

Below is a checklist of Summer weather and storms on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.). Catalog numbers, years of issue, and notes on the items featured are given when available. If readers know of additional information or images, please contact the authors using the e-mail addresses at the bottom of this page.

Launch covers
(including anniversary-of-launch covers, and launch-related event covers)
(farther below)
Other postal items
(stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.)
(immediately below)
Rain falling
Other rain-related Other rain-related
Thunderstorms and lightning Thunderstorms and lightning
Hail Hail
Dew


Below is a list of Summer weather and storms on postal items (stamps, souvenir sheets, aerogrammes, postal cards, etc.).

CountryCatalog NumberType of ItemYear of IssueNotes on Content
Rain falling
AjmanMi467A
Mi467B

Imperforate
1969
AjmanMi467 dsDeluxe sheet (Mi467)
Aland Islands (Finland)187 (Mi191)2001
Aland Islands (Finland)187 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
AlgeriaUnknown (Mi?)2018
AlgeriaUnknown fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
AlgeriaUnknown folderFolder
Angola862 (Mi917)1993
ArgentinaNone(Black printed) cachet on cover1970(design is a modified version of the designs found in NZ cover 1961 and NZ cover 1978)
ArubaB37 (Mi?)1994
Australia431 fdc (Mi395 fdc)(Sigma) cachet on FDC (GPO Melbourne VIC cancel)1968Symbolic rain falling
AustraliaNone(Black rubber-stamp) cachet on cover, also back2007
AustraliaKM-unknown$1. (silver coin)2015
BelgiumNonePostal card, also back1950s?"Look good, even in the rain, with your umbrella" (in French and Dutch)
BeninUnknown c (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2018Landscape with Rainbow, painting by Arkhip Kuindzhi (includes a rain shower over the water)
BeninUnknown a-d fdcBlock of 4 stamps (from MS4) on FDC
Bhutan869 (BL?)On stamp of SS11989Sudden shower over Shin-Ohashi bridge and Atake, woodblock print by Hiroshige
BhutanKM69300 ngultrum (silver coin)1994
Botswana39 (Mi?)1967
Botswana37-39 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
Botswana96 (Mi96)1973"Thor the Thunderer Brings the Storm"
Botswana96-99 fdc1One of four stamps on FDC (Lobatse cancel)
Botswana96-99 fdc2One of four stamps on FDC (Serowe cancel)
Brazil936 (Mi1013)1962
Brazil936 fdc1Stamp on FDC
Brazil936 fdc2Stamp on FDC (different)
Brazil936 fdc3Stamp on FDC card
Brazil936 folderFDC folder
Brazil955 cover (Mi1031 cover)Cachet on cover1965
Brazil1948 (Mi?)1984
Brazil1975 (Mi2096)1985
Brazil1975 fdcStamp on FDC
Brazil3297b (Mi4199)One of strip of 2 (3297 (a-b)) (Mi4198-4199)2015
Brazil3297 fdcStrip of 2 on FDC
Brazil3328 (Mi?)2016
Canada479 fdc (Mi420 fdc)(?) cachet on FDC1968
Canada481 (Mi422)From MS50 (481a (50x 481))1968
Canada481 fdc1Stamp on FDC (? cachet)
Canada481 fdc2Stamp on FDC (? cachet)
Canada481 fdc3Stamp on FDC (Rose Craft cachet)
Canada481 fdc4Stamp on FDC (Cole Cover cachet)
Canada481 fdc5Stamp on (airmail) FDC (red and blue rubber-stamp cachet)
CanadaKM382+KM382a25 cents (nickel and silver coins) reverse2000
Ceylon398 (Mi352)1966
Ceylon398 fdc1Stamp and cachet on FDC
Ceylon398 fdc2Stamp and cachet (same, but different color) on FDC
Ceylon398 fdc3Stamp and cachet (different) on FDC
Ceylon399 (Mi353)
China (People's Republic)368 (Mi396)1958
China (People's Republic)367-369 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC (China Philatelic Company cachet), also back
China (People's Republic)4281 (Mi?)From MS6 (4281a (6x 4281)), or from MS16 (4281b (16x 4281))2015
China (People's Republic)4281 fdcStamp on FDC, also back
China (Taiwan)1570 (Mi675)1968
China (Taiwan)1571 (Mi676)
Cook IslandsKM-unknown$5. (silver coin) reverse, also obverse2012
Costa RicaUnknown ss (BL?)In (right) margin of SS12019
Croatia313 (Mi?)1996Rain, painting by M.C. Crnčić
Croatia939 (Mi1162)Also annotated2015
Croatia939 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC, also annotated cachet
Cuba568 (Mi?)1957"Volanta en la Tormenta" (A Carriage in the Storm), painting by Armando Menocal
Cuba1591 (Mi1665)1971
Cuba1589-1592 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Curacao118 (Mi?)2013"Rainwater"
Cyprus1201 (Mi?)2014
Cyprus1201-1204 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Cyprus1212 (Mi?)1201 overprinted (surcharged)2014
Cyprus1212-1214 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
Czechoslovakia794 (Mi1012)1957
Czechoslovakia794 proofSigned proof
Czechoslovakia791-792+794 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
Denmark489 fdc1 (Mi521 fdc1)(Frimaerke Nyt nr.169) cachet on FDC1972
Denmark489 fdc2 (Mi521 fdc2)(Foghs Kuvert nr.224) cachet on FDC
Denmark489 fdc3 (Mi521 fdc3)Cachet (different) on FDC
France2648 (Mi?)
2648+label
Stamp and label, from strip of 6 (2653a (2648-2653 + label))1998Also Noah's Ark
France2648 maxiMaxicard
France2648+label fdc1Stamp on FDC
France2648+label fdc2Stamp on FDC (different cachet)
France2648+label fdc3Stamp on FDC (different cachet)
France2648-2650 dsEngraving deluxe sheet strip of 3 (2648-2650)
France2654 (Mi?)Serpentine die cut
France2659a (Mi?)Booklet pane of 12 (2x (2654-2659)), from booklet (2659b)
FranceNoneNew Year's card with reproduction of 26481999Also Noah's Ark
FranceKM14420.25 euro (silver coin)2006
FranceNone1+label1On label with (Historiaphil) private post stamp2012
FranceNone2+label2On label (different) with (Historiaphil) private post stamp (different)
FranceNone3+label3On label (different) with (Historiaphil) private post stamp (different)
FranceNone4+label4On label (different) with (Historiaphil) private post stamp (different)
FranceUnknown (Mi?)2018
GermanyNonePostcard back, also front1926
Germany1884 selvedge (Mi1785 selvedge)Selvedge with stamp, or selvedge from MS10 (1884a (10x 1884))1995
Germany1884 cancelPart of selvedge and (pictorial) cancel on block of 4 stamps
Germany1884 fdc1Cancel on FDC (ETABO cachet)
Germany1884 fdc2Cancel (same) on FDC (? cachet)
Germany1884 fdc3Cancel (same) on FDC (FIDACOS cachet)
Germany1884 fdc4Cancel (same) on FDC (blank/no cachet)
Germany1884 folderCancel (same) on FDC folder
Germany1884 maxiCancel (same) on maxicard
Great Britain1064 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Stanley McParrie/Fleetwood) cachet on FDC1984"storm clouds"
Great Britain1963 (Mi1924)2001"Rain" falling, and raining cats and dogs2
Great Britain1963 cardPHQ card back, also front
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc1Two of four stamps and cancel on FDC
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc2Two of four stamps and cancel (different) on FDC
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc3Two of four stamps and cancel (different) on FDC
Great Britain1964 (Mi1925)
Great Britain1964 cardPHQ card back, also front
Great Britain1966a (Mi1924-1927)Two of four stamps in MS4 (1963-1966)
Great Britain1966a cardPHQ card back, also front
Great Britain1966a fdc1MS4 and cancel on FDC
Great Britain1966a fdc2MS4 and cancel (different) on FDC
Great Britain1966a fdc3MS4 and cancel (different) on FDC
Great Britain1966a fdc4MS4 and cancel (different) on FDC
Great Britain2244d (Mi?)One of MS6 (2244 (a-f))2004
Great Britain2248 (Mi?)Self-adhesive
Great Britain2245-2250 fdcOne of six self-adhesive stamps on FDC
Great Britain2245-2250 packPresentation pack
Greenland81 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Foghs kuvert nr.221) cachet on FDC1972
Hungary1668 (BL46A)
i1668 (BL46B)
SS1 (Mi2110)
Imperforate SS1
1965
Hungary1668 fdc
i1668 fdc
SS1 on FDC
Imperforate SS1 on FDC
IcelandUnknown fdc (Mi? fdc)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC (Icelandic Post cachet)2020Symbolic rain falling (also snow falling symbolized by a snowflake)
IndiaNone(Meghdoot) postal card2005
IndiaNone(Meghdoot) postal card (different)2007
India2766 (Mi?)2015A Day in the Rain
India2767 (Mi?)
India2766-2767 fdcTwo stamps and (pictorial) cancel and cachet on FDC
India2766-2767 brochureBrochure
India2767a (Mi?)MS2 (2766-2767)
India2767a fdcMS2 and (pictorial) cancel and cachet on FDC
Israel1712_sa p15 (Mi1994-1999)Prestige booklet with serpentine-cut self-adhesive stamps (2x (1712a-f)), p.15, with 1712e_sa (Mi1998)2008"Heavy rains fell, creating quite a squall"
Israel1712 bookletExhibition booklet back, also front2008
Israel2092+tab fdc (Mi2507+tab fdc)Cachet on FDC2016
Japan646 (Mi?)From MS10 (646a (10x 646))1958Detail from Three Women in the Rain, woodblock print (from 1783) by Torii Kiyonaga (the cachet of FDC2 features the complete print while the stamp and the cachet of FDC3 reproduce different portions of it); see also Japan 2784h
Japan646 fdc1Stamp on FDC (JPS cachet)
Japan646 fdc2Stamp and (? cachet, design like stamp) on FDC, also back and insert
Japan646 fdc3Stamp and (Minoru Hisano cachet, design like stamp) on FDC
Japan646 fdc4Stamp on FDC (Minoru Hisano cachet, different), also insert
Japan678 fdc (Mi710 fdc)(Handpainted watercolor) cachet on FDC1959
Japan989 fdc (Mi1038 fdc)(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC1973
Japan1141-1142 fdc (Mi1181-1182 fdc)(Metal-foil sticker) cachet on FDC1976
Japan2784h (Mi?)One of MS10 (2784 (a-j) + 10 labels)2001Detail from Three Women in the Rain, woodblock print (from 1783) by Torii Kiyonaga; see also Japan 646
Korea (South)321 fdc1 (Mi321 fdc1)(Pictorial) cancel and (green and orange printed) cachet on FDC1961
Korea (South)321 fdc2 (Mi321 fdc2)(Pictorial) cancel on FDC (green printed)
Korea (South)321a fdc (BL159 fdc)(Pictorial) cancel and (green and orange printed) cachet on FDC
Korea (South)858 fdc (Mi865 fdc)Cancel on FDC1973
Korea (South)1459 (Mi1514)One of pair (1459a (1458-1459)) (Mi1513-1514)1987Also ancient rain gauge
Korea (South)1459a fdc1Pair and (pictorial) cancel and (KPC) cachet on FDC
Korea (South)1459a fdc2Two of four stamps (from MS20) on FDC (blank/no cachet), also back
Korea (South)1459a folderFolder
Korea (South)1572 bk (Mi1614 bk4)(Pictorial) cancel on booklet of 4 cover1990
Korea (South)1572 fdc1(Purple pictorial) cancel on FDC (multi-color printed cachet)
Korea (South)1572 fdc2(Black pictorial) cancel on FDC (multi-color printed cachet)
Korea (South)1572 fdc3(Purple pictorial) cancel on FDC (KPC cachet), also back
Korea (South)1572 fdc4(Black pictorial) cancel on FDC (KPC cachet)
Korea (South)1572 folderFDC folder
Korea (South)2142 (Mi2398)From MS20 (2142b (20x 2142))2004Also ancient rain gauge (in fdc cachet)
Korea (South)2142aImperforate MS4 (4x i2142)
Korea (South)2142 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and cachet on FDC
Korea (South)Unknown1 (Mi?)One of block of 4 (1-4), or four of MS16 (4x (1-4))2016
Korea (South)Unknown folderFolder
Korea (South)NoneCachet on postal card2016
Korea (South)Unknown (Mi?)Three of MS15 (3x (a-f))2018
Lesotho1070E (Mi?)1997
Lesotho1070A-1070E fdcOne of five stamps on FDC
Malagasy Republic404 (Mi572)1967
Malagasy Republic404 proofSigned proof
Maldive Islands1273 (Mi1284)1988
Maldive IslandsUnknown b (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2018
Maldive IslandsUnknown ss (BL?)On stamp of SS1
Mauritania250 (Mi342)
i250

Imperforate
1968
Mauritania250 dsDeluxe sheet (250)
Mauritania250 proofSigned proof
Mauritania250 fdcStamp and cachet (design like stamp) on FDC
Mongolia951g (Mi1053)From MS9 (951 (a-i)) (Mi1047-1055)1977
Mongolia951a-951i fdcOne of nine stamps on FDC
Mongolia1148 (Mi1749)1980
Namibia883 (Mi?)From MS10 (883a (10x 883))1998
Namibia883 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
NetherlandsB641 (Mi1353)One of MS5 (B643a (B641-B643)) (Mi1353-1355)1988
NetherlandsB643a fdcMS5 on FDC
Netherlands1165 (Mi2193)From pair (1166a (1165-1166)), or from MS10 (1166b (5x (1165-1166))), also tab72004Also "buien" [showers] (in tab7)
Netherlands1166 (Mi2194)
Netherlands1165-1166 fdcTwo stamps and (pictorial) cancel on FDC (NVPH cachet)
Netherlands Antilles382 (Mi?)1976
Netherlands Antilles382-384 fdc1One of three stamps on FDC
Netherlands Antilles382-384 fdc2One of three stamps on FDC (different cachet)
Netherlands Antilles382-384 fdc3One of three stamps on FDC (different cachet)
New CaledoniaC39 (Mi411)
iC39

Imperforate
1965
New CaledoniaC39 fdcStamp on FDC
New ZealandNoneCachet on cover1961(same design as NZ cover 1978; for another use see Argentina cover 1970)
New ZealandNoneCachet on cover1978(same design as NZ cover 1961; for another use see Argentina cover 1970)
New Zealand2737j (Mi3481)One of MS14 (2737 (a-n)) (Mi3472-3485)2017
NigerUnknown ms (Mi?)In (right) margin of MS2 (a-b)2013
Nigeria210 (Mi204)1967
Norway403-404 fdc (Mi466-467 fdc)Cachet on FDC1962
Norway1799 (Mi1916)2016Symbolic rain falling.
Norway1800 (Mi1917)
Norway1799-1800 fdcTwo stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (Norway Post) cachet on FDC
Norway1799_sa (Mi1916_sa)Self-adhesive, from prestige booklet (1799_sa-1800_sa)
Norway1800_sa (Mi1917_sa)
PalauKM465$2. (silver coin) reverse, also obverse2015Noah and rain falling
PolandNoneSpecial event cancel on cover1964
PolandNone(Black) special event cancel on cover1965
PolandNone(Magenta) special event cancel on cover
Poland3220 (Mi3519)1995
Poland3220 fdcStamp on FDC
Portugal2801 (Mi?)2007
Portugal2800-2805 fdcOne of five stamps on FDC
Ras Al KhaimaC30 (Mi319A)
iC30 (Mi319B)

Imperforate
1969
Ras Al KhaimaC30 dsDeluxe sheet (C30)
Romania5441 (Mi?)From MS6 (5441a (5x 5441))2013First artificial rain experiment, based on the work of Ştefania Mărăcineanu
Romania5441-5443 fdcOne of three stamps on FDC
RomaniaNoneStamped envelope
Ryukyu Islands210 (Mi?)From MS20 (210a (20x 210))1971
Ryukyu Islands210 fdc1Stamp and (?) cachet on FDC"The traditional apparel of the Ryukyuan farmer working in the rain was his homemade raincoat and hat"
Ryukyu Islands210 fdc2Stamp and (?) cachet on FDCTraditional Ryukyu raingear: "Hemp palm raincoat and betelnut palm hat"
Ryukyu Islands210 fdc3Stamp and (?) cachet on FDCTraditional Ryukyu raingear: "Shurunnu & Kubagasa (Straw Coat and Hat)"
Russia (USSR)3251 (Mi3275)1966
Russia (USSR)3251 fdcStamp on FDC
Russia (USSR)None(Pictorial) cancel on stamped envelope (from 1979)1980
Russia (USSR)None(Pictorial) cancel on (postally used) stamped envelope (from 1979)
Russia (USSR)4919a+label (Mi5049-5050+label)Label from pair (4919 (a-b)), or from MS20 (4919b (10x 4919 (a-b) + 5 labels)), also detail1981
Rwanda974 (Mi?)1980Storm on the Amalfi Coast, painting by Giacinto Gigante
Saudi Arabia208 (Mi68)1960
Saudi Arabia209 (Mi69)
Saudi Arabia210 (Mi70)
Saudi Arabia208-210 fdc1Three stamps on FDC
Saudi Arabia208-210 fdc2Three stamps on FDC (different cachet)
Saudi Arabia208-210 fdc3Three stamps on FDC (blank/no cachet)
Sierra Leone1116 (Mi?)1989Mild Rainstorm at Oiso, woodblock print by Hiroshige
Sierra Leone2459 (BL?)SS12001(Ono no) Komachi3 Praying for Rain, woodblock print by Suzuki Harunobu, from the early 1760s
South Africa1553e (Mi?)One of MS10 (1553 (a-j))2016
Switzerland (WMO)8O1 (Mi_OMM1)1956
Switzerland (WMO)8O2 (Mi_OMM2)1956
Switzerland (WMO)8O6 (Mi_OMM4)1956
Switzerland (WMO)8O7 (Mi_OMM9)1960
Switzerland (WMO)8O1-8O3+8O6+8O8-8O9 fdc1Three of six stamps and cachet on FDC1956
Switzerland (WMO)8O1-8O3+8O6+8O8-8O9 fdc2Three of six stamps on FDC (different cachet)1956
Switzerland (WMO)8O1-8O3+8O6+8O8-8O9 folderfolder1957
Switzerland (WMO)8O4-8O5+8O7 fdcOne of three stamps and (pictorial) cancel on FDC1960
Tristan da Cunha444 (Mi?)1994Squall, off Tristan D'Acunha, watercolor painting by Augustus Earle
Turks and Caicos530 (Mi?)1982Rain just beginning (in painting Tough Call by Norman Rockwell)
Turks and Caicos1344 (Mi?)2001Detail from Rain in [the] Fifth Month, woodblock print by Utagawa Kunisada
United Arab EmiratesUnknown e (Mi?)One of MS8 (a-f)2017Rain drops; "Rain Drops" (in text in 'e' stamp)
United Arab EmiratesUnknown fdcOne of eight stamps on FDC
United Arab EmiratesUnknown ss (BL?)SS1
United Arab EmiratesUnknown fdcSS1 on FDC
United Arab EmiratesNonePostcard back, also front
United Nations256 (Mi279)1975(Derivatives of these stamps can be found elsewhere)
United Nations257 (Mi280)
United NationsSC7Souvenir card of 6 (New York 112-113, 256-257; Geneva 46-47)1975
United NationsSC22Souvenir card of 7 (New York 112, 256, 373; Geneva 46, 109-110; Vienna 27)1982
United Nations (Geneva)46 (Mi46)1975(Derivatives of these stamps can be found elsewhere)
United Nations (Geneva)47 (Mi47)
United States1133 (Mi?)1959
United StatesSP7(USPS) stamp poster (1133)
United States1133 fdc1Stamp on FDC (? cachet)
United States1133 fdc2Stamp on FDC (Ken Boll/Cachet Craft cachet)
United States1133 fdc3Stamp on FDC (Fluegel cachet)
United States1133 fdc4Stamp on FDC (HF cachet)
United States1133 fdc5Stamp on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)
United States1133 fdc6Stamp on FDC (Artmaster cachet)
United States1133 fdc7Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood cachet, 3-line cancel)
United States1133 fdc8Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood cachet, 4-line cancel)
United States1133 fdc9Stamp on FDC (Hand-painted art cachet)
United States1133 fdc10Stamp on FDC (? cachet)
United States1133 fdc11Stamp on FDC (blank/no cachet)
United States1238 (Mi?)1963
United States1238 fdc1Stamp on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)
United States1238 fdc2Stamp on FDC (ArtCraft cachet, different cancel and extra FA1 stamp)
United States1238 fdc3Stamp on FDC (? cachet)
United States1238 fdc4Stamp on FDC (Fluegel Covers cachet)
United States1238 fdc5Stamp and (HOC) cachet on FDC
United States1238 fdc6Stamp and (NCR) cachet on FDC
United States1238 fdc7Stamp on FDC (Artmaster cachet)
United States1238 fdc8Stamp on FDC (Ken Boll/Cachet Craft cachet)
United States1238 fdc9Stamp and (Meter Digest) cachet on FDC, also back
United States1238 fdc10Stamp on FDC (? cachet); also "rain" (in cachet text)
United States1238 fdc11Stamp on FDC (Sarzin Metallic cachet)
United States1238 fdc12Stamp on FDC card (? cachet); also "rain" (in cachet text)
United States1238 fdc13Stamp on FDC (HF cachet)
United States1238 fdc14Stamp on FDC (Shadro cachet)
United States1238 fdc15Stamp and (Webcraft add-on) cachet on FDC
United States1238 fdc16Stamp on FDC (Mellone cachet)
United States1238 fdc17Stamp on FDC (Jackson/Goldblum cachet)
United States1238 fdc18Stamp on FDC (Boerger/ABC cachet)
United States1238 fdc19Stamp on FDC (Goldcraft cachet?, 4-line cancel)
United States1238 fdc20Stamp on FDC (Goldcraft cachet?, 3-line cancel)
United States1238 fdc21Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood cachet); also "rain" (in cachet text)
United States1238 misperfMis-perforated
United StatesSP103(USPS) stamp poster (1238)
United StatesUX57 fdc(The Aristocrats/Day Lowry) cachet on postal card FDC1970
United States1448 (Mi1062)One of block of 4 (1451a (1448-1451)) (Mi1062-1065)1972
United States1448 faded1448 with faded 2c denomination, one of block of 4 (1451a faded (1448-1451)))
United States1451a fdc1Block of four on FDC (? cachet)
United States1451a fdc2Block of four on FDC (blank/no cachet)
United States1451a fdc3Block of four on FDC (Sarzin metallic cachet)
United States1451a fdc4Block of four on FDC (Jackson/Sweeney Overseas Mailer cachet)
United States1451a fdc5Block of four on FDC (Colonial Cachet cachet)
United States1451a fdc6Block of four on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)
United States1451a fdc7Block of four on FDC (Artmaster cachet)
United States1451a fdc8Block of four on FDC (Fleetwood cachet), also back
United States1451a fdc9Block of four on FDC (Jerryscovers cachet)
United States1451a fdc10Block of four on FDC (Bazaar no.49 cachet)
United States1451a fdc11Block of four on FDC (Virgil Crow cachet)
United States1451a fdc12Block of four on FDC (Ellis cachet)
United States1451a fdc13Block of four on FDC (Colorano silk cachet)
United States1451a fdc14Block of four on FDC (Cachet Craft Cachets cachet)
United States1451a fdc15Block of four on FDC (SK hand-drawn cachet)
United States1451a fdc16Block of four on FDC (? cachet)
United States1451a sc(?) souvenir card (1451a)
United StatesSP303(USPS) souvenir page (1451a)
United States1891 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Ranto/1451a/SP303) cachet on FDC, also back1981
United States1922 (Mi1494)One of block of 4 (1924a (1921-1924)) (Mi1493-1496)1981
United States1922 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Balke/Fleetwood cachet), also back and back2 (different)
United States1922 fdc2Stamp and (PCS golden replica) cachet on FDC, also insert
United States1922 fdc3Stamp on FDC (ArtCraft cachet)
United StatesSP557(USPS) souvenir page (1924a)
United StatesCP145(USPS) commemorative panel (1924a)
United States2037 fdc (Mi? fdc)Extra (1133) stamp and (Ranto/1133/SP7) cachet on FDC, also back1983
United States2312 fdc (Mi? fdc)Extra (1922) stamp (Ranto/1924a/SP557) cachet on FDC, also back1987
United States2420 fdc (Mi? fdc)Stamp and extra (1238, and 1497, and FA1) stamps and (Ranto/1238/SP103) cachet on FDC, also back1989
United States2437 fdc (Mi? fdc)Cachet on FDC1989
United StatesNone(PCS) cachet (including USA 1133) on cover, also insert1993Also "contour ploughing across a slope ... catches rain water and prevents erosion" (in insert)
United StatesC135 (Mi?)2000Virga1
United StatesC135 fdcStamp on FDC (Hobby Link cachet), also back
United StatesC135 fdoiFDOI program, also back
United StatesSP1336(USPS) souvenir page (C135)
United StatesNoneCancel on cover, also detail2000rain falling and flood
United StatesNoneCancel (with partial reproduction of USA 1238)2009
YugoslaviaNoneRed Cross label1926
Other rain-related

This table includes philatelic items related to rain and rainfall, other than depictions found in the Rain falling table above.

There exist a large number of philatelic items for meteorological returns in general (observations of various meteorological parameters sent by mail to a central agency), and more specifically for rainfall returns (those in which rainfall only is measured). The rainfall returns items are not included in this table. They can be found in the Meteorological returns and weather reports, or instrument returns table of the National Weather Services page.

Philatelic items related to artificial rain, rainmaking or rain enhancement are not included in this table. They are found in the Weather modification page.

Australia943 (Mi?)One of pair (943a (942-943))1985"Of droughts and flooding rains"
AustraliaKM-unknown$1. (silver coin)2015"Of droughts and flooding rains"
Brazil3218b (Mi?)One of MS24 (3218 (a-x))2012"Rainwater harvesting" (in Portuguese text)
Brazil3218a+b+3218e-f fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
China (People's Republic)974 (Mi1003)1968"A rainstorm sweeps down on this northern land", part of the poem Beidaihe by Mao Zedong
Australia2890-2893 bk p8 (Mi? bk p8)Prestige booklet of 20 page 82008"Collecting rainwater"
Australia2890a (Mi?)Booket pane of 2 from prestige booklet of 20 page 9 (page 10 on reverse side is blank)"install rainwater tanks" (for rainwater harvesting)
Belgium2475 (Mi4121?)One of booklet pane of 10 (2477a (2468-2477)) (Mi4115-4124)2010Pluie (Rain), sculpture in town of La Hulpe - Terhulpen, completed in 1996, by Jean-Michel Folon
GermanyNoneAdvertising cover1923"Air-permeable rain protection" (in German text)
Gibraltar770+label (Mi?+label)Stamp and label1998"Love comforts like sunshine after rain" (Shakespeare)
Great Britain1963 (Mi1924)2001"Rain"2
Great Britain1963 cardPHQ card back, also front
Great Britain1963 fdcStamp and cancel and cachet on FDC, also back"Rain"; "Rainy weather"; "Rainy"
Great Britain1965 (Mi1926)"Much rain"
Great Britain1965 cardPHQ card back, also front
Great Britain1965 fdc1Stamp on FDC, also back
Great Britain1963-1966 fdcTwo of four stamps and (red) cachet on FDC"Rain"; "Much rain"; "Raindrop"
Great Britain1966a (Mi1924-1927)Two of four stamps on MS4 (1963-1966)"Rain"; "Much rain"
Great Britain1966a cardPHQ card back, also front
Great Britain1966a fdcMS4 and cachet on FDC
IndiaNone(Meghdoot) postal card2004rainwater harvesting
IndiaNone(Meghdoot) postal card2005rainwater harvesting
IndiaNone(Meghdoot) postal card2006rainwater harvesting
IndiaNone(Meghdoot) postal card2007rainwater harvesting
IndiaNone(Meghdoot) postal card (different)2007"rainwater harvesting"
IndiaNonePostal receipt2011"Practice rainwater harvesting"
IndiaNoneCachet on postal card20??"Rain water harvesting structures"
India2155 (Mi?)2006"rainwater harvesting"
India2155 fdcStamp and (pictorial) cancel and cachet on FDC, also back
India2155 folderFDC folder
Japan1568-1569 fdc (Mi1594-1595 fdc)Insert from FDC, also cover1984"torrential rain"
Jersey (Great Britain)1953 (Mi?)2016"Rain"
Korea (South)1108a (Mi?)MS2 (1107-1108)1977Clearing after Rain in Mt. Ingwansan, painting (from 1751) by Jeong Seon
LaosC73 (Mi?)
iC73

Imperforate
1970Rice Field in the Rainy Season, painting by Mark Leguay
LaosC73 dsDeluxe sheet (C73)
LaosC96 (Mi?)1972left half of Villagers Working in Rice Fields (in rainy season), painting by Marc Leguay
LaosC96 maxiMaxicard, also back
LaosC97 (Mi?)right half of Villagers Working in Rice Fields (in rainy season), painting by Marc Leguay
LaosC97 maxiMaxicard, also back
LaosC96-C97 compositeComposite of C96-C97(As above - two-stamp composite and the maxicard show the full painting)
LaosC96-C97 maxiComposite maxicard, also back
LaosC98 (Mi?)left half of Rainy Season in Village, painting by Marc Leguay
LaosC99 (Mi?)right half of Rainy Season in Village, painting by Marc Leguay
LaosC99 maxiMaxicard, also back
LaosC98-C99 compositeComposite of C98-C99(As above - two-stamp composite and the maxicard show the full painting)
LaosC98-C99 maxiComposite maxicard
Lesotho1070A (Mi?)1997Terracing for rainwater harvesting
Lesotho1070E (Mi?)Rainwater harvesting
Lesotho1070A-1070E fdcTwo of five stamps on FDC(As above for stamps)
Maldive Islands2737 (BL?)SS12003"Community rainwater tank" (filled through rainwater harvesting)
Maldive Islands2737 scSS1 on souvenir card or folder
Mali855a (BL_D98A)
i855a (BL_D98B)
In (lower-left) margin of SS1 (855)
In (lower-left) margin of imperforate SS1 (i855)
1996"Hiroshige - Averse à Shono" (Rainshower at Shono)
Mexico2403 (Mi?)2005"lluvia" ("rain", in small text at top of stamp)
Poland1910 (Mi?)1972Summer Rain, painting (from 1875) by Wojciech Gerson
Sierra Leone1061+label (Mi?+label)1989After a Shower, painting by Takeuchi Seiho
Trinidad and Tobago297 (Mi380)1979"Rain worshipper - Carnival '78"
United StatesNone(Text) cancel on cover1887"Rain, Va" (post office)
United StatesNone(Text) cancel on postal card1905"Rain, Nebr" (post office)
United StatesNoneCachet (return address) on cover1944"Insurance Company of North America - Rain and Hail Department"
United StatesNone(Text) cancel on postal card, also (different) cancel (and handwriting) on back1958"Rains, Utah" (post office)
United StatesUX57 fdc12Cachet on postal card FDC1970"Grandma says - 'Rain's coming'"
United States2953 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Mystic Stamp Co.) back of FDC, also front1995"Forests ... soak up rainfall, preventing erosion and flooding"
United States3207-3208 fdc (Mi? fdc)(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC1998"showery" and "drizzle"
United StatesNone(Coverscape) cachet on cover2015"heavy rains"
United States4066 (Mi4111)
4066_back
One of MS40 (4072a (4033-4072)), also back2006"Mount Wai'ale'ale - Rainiest Spot" (in the USA); (some details about that rainfall are included in the fdc backs and the insert)
United States4066 fdc1Stamp and (PCS) cachet on FDC
United States4066 fdc2Stamp and (Mystic Stamp Co.) cachet on FDC, also back
United States4066 fdc3Stamp and (PCS golden-replica) cachet on FDC, also insert
United States4066 fdc4Stamp on FDC (Fleetwood cachet), also back
United StatesSP1611(USPS) souvenir page (4033-4072), also back
United StatesCP763 page1(USPS) commemorative panel (4033-4072), also page2
United States4070 fdc1 (Mi4115 fdc1)(Mystic Stamp Co.) back of FDC, also front2006"Today, rainfall averages less than two inches a year" (in Death Valley). "Plants have adapted in order to obtain and preserve water or to grow and propagate quickly during the scant rainfalls".
United States4070 fdc2 (Mi4115 fdc2)(PCS golden-replica) insert from FDC, also frontDeath Valley's "average rainfall of less than two inches a year also makes it the driest location in North America"
Yemen Arab RepublicBL109On stamp of SS1 (Mi994)1975"Sea of Rains" (on the Moon)
Thunderstorms and lightning

A thunderstorm is defined by the presence of thunder and/or lightning. It may or may not cause heavy downpours, strong winds and hail. This table includes a selection of stamps and other philatelic items with images of lightning, either realistic or symbolic, or that refer to lightning or thunder in some way. No attempt is made to be complete, except for items that show realistic depictions of lightning. Items showing the clouds that cause thunderstorms, (cumulonimbus clouds, or CBs), are found in the Clouds page.

There exist a large number of philatelic items for meteorological returns in general (observations of various meteorological parameters sent by mail to a central agency). Some record details of observed thunderstorms and lightning. They are not included in this table. Rather, they can be found in the Meteorological returns and weather reports, or instrument returns table of the National Weather Services page.

Morris Bower was a British amateur meteorologist who in 1924 set up in his home an organization that he called the Thunderstorm Census Organization (TCO). It existed until his death in 1982. Its goal was to record thunderstorm activity in the UK. This was done via special PPO postcards that were distributed to volunteer observers. Some examples of those reports are found in the Morris Bower page.

Aland Islands (Finland)283 (BL8)SS1 (Mi305)2009
Aland Islands (Finland)283 fdcSS1 on FDC
Australia1535 (Mi?)1996
Australia1535a (BL?)SS1 (1535)
Australia1535b (BL?)1535a overprinted (in 1997)
Australia1535c (BL?)1535a overprinted (in 1998)
Australia1535d (BL?)1535a overprinted (in 2001)
Botswana96 (Mi96)1973"Thor the Thunderer Brings the Storm"
Botswana96-99 fdc1One of four stamps on FDC (Lobatse cancel)
Botswana96-99 fdc2One of four stamps on FDC (Serowe cancel)
Botswana394 (Mi393)1987"Traditional medicine - lightning prevention"
Brazil955 cover (Mi1031 cover)(São Paulo) cancel on cover1965
Brazil1035 fdc (Mi1128 fdc)Cancel on FDC (see this larger but incomplete image)1967
Canada2838aFrom MS5 (2838 (a-e + label))2015lightning (also on booklet cover)
Canada2838 fdcMS5 on FDC, also back
Canada2838 sheetPress sheet (containing 6x MS5)
Canada2839Two of self-adhesive booklet of 10 (2843a (2x (2839-2843))) with cover
CanadaKM-unknown$20. (silver coin)2015
ChadUnknown ss (BL?)SS12013
China (People's Republic)3504d (Mi?)One of strip of 4 (3504d (a-d)), or four of MS16 (3504e (4x (a-d)))2006(possible) lightning on the horizon, no dark cloud
China (People's Republic)NoneLettercard2008Office of Lightning Prevention Facilities, Lianjiang Corporation for Lightning Prevention Services, Ltd.
Comoro IslandsUnknown ss (BL?)
Unknown iss
SS1
Imperforate SS1
2009Lightning and Benjamin Franklin
CubaC22 (Mi?)1936symbolic lightning
CubaC150 (Mi?)1956Franklin's kite in lightning storm
CubaC150 fdcStamp and cachet on FDC
Ethiopia1313 (Mi1395)1991rainstorm and lightning
FranceNoneCinderella?"It's thundering" (in French text)
France814 fdc1 (Mi1113 fdc1)(Éditions J.F.) cachet on FDC1956
France814 fdc2 (Mi1113 fdc2)(PJ) cachet on FDC, also back
France1981 (Mi?)1985
France1981 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Éditions J.F. cachet)
France
Switzerland
1981 fdc2
753 cover
Stamp on FDC (Éditions J.F. cachet)
FranceKM14420.25 euro (silver coin)2006
GermanyNoneCinderella (poster stamp)mid-1900s?
Germany1884 cancel (Mi1785 cancel)Cancel on block of 4 stamps1995
Germany1884 fdc1Cancel (same) on FDC (ETABO cachet)
Germany1884 fdc2Cancel (same) on FDC (? cachet)
Germany1884 fdc3Cancel (same) on FDC (FIDACOS cachet)
Germany1884 fdc4Cancel (same) on FDC (blank/no cachet)
Germany1884 folderCancel (same) on FDC folder
Germany1884 maxiCancel (same) on maxicard
Ghana2826 (Mi?)
i2826
MS6 (a-f)
Imperforate MS6 (a-f)
2015
Ghana2827 (BL?)
i2827
SS1
Imperforate SS1
Great Britain1064 (Mi?)One of strip of 5 (1066a (1062-1066))1984"The Norwich mail in a thunderstorm, 1827"
Great Britain1064 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Stanley McParrie/Fleetwood cachet)
Great Britain1064 fdc2Stamp on FDC (Benham cachet)
Great Britain1064 maxiMaxicard
Great Britain1064 cardPHQ card
Great Britain1066a fdc1One of five stamps on FDC (Royal Mail cachet)
Great Britain1066a fdc2One of five stamps on FDC (Philart cachet)
Great Britain1066a folder(Royal Mail) folder
Great Britain1066a pack(Royal Mail) stamp pack
Great Britain1896 (Mi?)2000
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc1 (Mi1924-1927 fdc1)One of four stamps and (A.G. Bradbury Leicester) cachet on FDC2001
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc2 (Mi1924-1927 fdc2)One of four stamps and (A.G. Bradbury Leicester) cachet on FDC (with signature)
Great Britain1963-1966 fdc3 (Mi1924-1927 fdc3)One of four stamps and (A.G. Bradbury Leicester) cachet on FDC (with signature, different)
Great Britain1965 (Mi1926)2001
Great Britain1965 cardPHQ card back, also front
Great Britain1965 fdc1Stamp on FDC (Benham cachet), also back
Great Britain1965 fdc2Stamp and (Luxury) cachet on FDC
Great Britain1966a (Mi1924-1927)MS4 (1963-1966)
Great Britain1966a card (Mi1924-1927 card)PHQ card back, also front
Great Britain2749 (Mi?)One of block of 10 (2756a (2747-2756)), or one of booklet pane of 4 (2754a (2748-2749+2x 2754)), from 2756a presentation pack2010
Great Britain2756a fdcOne of block of 10 stamps on FDC
Greece667 (Mi?)1960
Guinea RepublicUnknown a (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2017"orages" (thunderstorms)
Hong Kong419-422 fdc (Mi419-422 fdc)(GPO Hong Kong) cachet on FDC1983symbolic thunderstorm
Israel1712_sa p15 (Mi1994-1999)Prestige booklet with serpentine-cut self-adhesive stamps (2x (1712a-f)), p.15, with 1712e_sa (Mi1998)2008"thunder and lightening" (i.e. lightning)
Israel1712 bookletExhibition booklet back, also front2008Also Noah's Ark
Japan459 fdc1 (Mi451 fdc1)(Red) cancel on FDC1949
Japan459 fdc2 (Mi451 fdc2)(Red) cancel (same) and cachet on FDC, also back
Japan459 fdc3 (Mi451 fdc3)Cachet (same) on FDC
JapanNone(Red) cancel (same as above) on cover1949
Korea (South)NoneCachet on postal card2016
Liechtenstein1398 (Mi1465)2007
Liechtenstein1397-1399 fdcOne of three stamps and (pictorial) cancel and cachet on FDC
Mexico2214 (Mi2885)2000
Mexico2214 fdcStamp on FDC, also back
Netherlands1166b tab6 (Mi2193-2194 tab6)Tab6 from MS10 (1166b (5x (1165-1166) + 10 tabs))2004"onweer" (thunderstorm)
Netherlands1165-1166 fdc(Pictorial) cancel and (NVPH) cachet on FDClightning (in one of five cachet images); also symbolic lightning (in the cancel, same design as the tab)
New Zealand1262 (Mi1412)One of booklet pane of 10 (1268a (1259-1268)) (Mi1409-1418), with booklet outside (1268b)1995
New Zealand2737h (Mi3479)One of MS14 (2737 (a-n)) (Mi3472-3485)2017
Nicaragua986 (Mi1860)1975lightning in Benjamin Franklin, painting by C.W. Peale
Nigeria210 (Mi204)1967
Norway403-404 fdc (Mi466-467 fdc)Cachet on FDC1962
Norway1799 (Mi1916)2016
Norway1799-1800 fdcOne of two stamps and (pictorial) cancel and (Norway Post) cachet on FDC
Norway1799 sa (Mi1916 sa)Self-adhesive
Poland3892b (Mi?)One of strip of 4 (3292 (a-d)), or three of MS12 (3892e (3x (3892 (a-d)))2008"Lightning" (in Polish text)
Poland3892a-d fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
Portugal2227 (Mi2256)One of MS6 (2231a (2226-2231) (Mi2255-2260)1998
Portugal2266-2231 fdcOne of six stamps on FDC
Portugal2239 (Mi2266)Self-adhesive, like 2227, one of strip of 6 (2244a (2239-2244)) (Mi2266-2271)
Portugal2266 (Mi2290)One of MS4 (2265-2268) (Mi2289-2292)1998
Portugal2269i (Mi2302)Like 2266, one of MS12 (2269 (a-k + 2265)) (Mi2293-2304)
PortugalUnknown1 (Mi?)2018
PortugalUnknown1-2 fdcOne of two stamps and cachet on FDC
PortugalUnknown1-2 folderFolder
Russia (USSR)NonePostcard back, also front1907"After the thunderstorm" (in French and Cyrillic text)
St. Vincent Grenadines861 (BL207)SS11992
Samoa366 (Mi259)1972
Samoa365-368 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
South Africa392 (Mi?)1973
South Africa393 (Mi?)
South Africa392-394 fdcTwo of three stamps on FDC
South Africa811 (Mi826)1991
South Africa811 maxiMaxicard
South Africa810-813 fdcOne of four stamps on FDC
South Africa1553e (Mi?)One of MS10 (1553 (a-j))2016
Samoa418 (Mi?)
i418

Imperforate
1975
Samoa419a (BL?)
(Interpex 1975) souvenir sheet (415-419)
Switzerland1195 (Mi?)2004
TogoUnknown a (Mi?)One of MS4 (a-d)2015Cheval effrayé par un orage (Horse Frightened by a Thunderstorm), painting by Eugène Delacroix, 1824
TurkeyUnknown (Mi?)2019
TurkeyUnknown fdcStamp on FDC
United StatesNone(Text) cancel on postcard1908"Good Thunder" (post office)
United StatesNoneCinderella1930s"violent electrical storms"
United StatesNoneCinderella (poster stamp)1930s"lightning"
United StatesNoneAddress image on cover1939
United States1073 (Mi694)1956Franklin taking Lightning from the Sky, painting by B. West
United States1393D fdc1 (Mi1086 fdc1)(Virgil Crow) cachet on FDC1972
United States1393D fdc2 (Mi1086 fdc2)(Sarzin metallic) cachet on FDC
United StatesC76 card1 (Mi990 card1)(Bicentennial Exposition on Science and Technology) souvenir card1976"lightning rod"
United StatesC76 card2 (Mi990 card2)(Bicentennial Exposition on Science and Technology) souvenir card (with extra stamps and cancel)
United StatesC76 card3 (Mi990 card3)(Bicentennial Exposition on Science and Technology) souvenir card (slightly different, with extra stamps and cancel)
United States2573 fdc (Mi2188 fdc)(Multi-color printed) cachet on FDC1991Jupiter's "lightning bolt"
United StatesNone(Zazzle.com) personalized postage2016
United StatesNone(Zazzle.com) personalized postage (different)2016
United StatesNone(Zazzle.com) personalized postage (different)2016
Hail

There exist a large number of philatelic items for meteorological returns in general (observations of various meteorological parameters sent by mail to a central agency), including a few for hail returns (those in which the characteristics of observed hail are recorded). The hail returns items are not included in this table. They can be found in the Meteorological returns and weather reports, or instrument returns table of the National Weather Services page.

Philatelic items related to hail suppression are not included in this table. They are found in the Weather modification page.

Brazil3297a (Mi4198)One of strip of 2 (3297 (a-b)) (Mi4198-4199)2015Symbolic hail (diamond shapes falling from cloud and white hailstones on the ground)
Brazil3297 fdcStrip of 2 on FDC
China (People's Republic)NonePostal card2003tobacco crop insured against hail and flood disasters
CroatiaNone(Pictorial) cancel on cover2002"oluja tuča" (hailstorm)
Germany (West)NoneCancel on cover1965"8th Conference on Hail Insurance"; also symbolic depiction of crop damage due to hail
Iran2454 (Mi2423)1991
Iran2454 misperfMis-perforated
Israel1712_sa p15 (Mi1994-1999)Prestige booklet with serpentine-cut self-adhesive stamps (2x (1712a-f)), p.15, with 1712e_sa (Mi1998)2008"hail"
IsraelNoneCinderella from cinderella MS24 (12x 2-different), also margin detail2014Hail (one of the 10 plagues of Egypt)
Jersey (Great Britain)2002 (Mi?)From MS10 (2002a (10x 2002))2016"Hail showers passing by La Moye golf course"
Jersey (Great Britain)1997-2004 fdcOne of eight stamps on FDC
Netherlands1166b tab10 (Mi2193-2194 tab10)Tab10 from MS10 (1166b (5x (1165-1166) + 10 tabs))2004"hagel" (hail)
Netherlands1165-1166 fdc(Pictorial) cancel on FDC (NVPH cachet)hail (symbolized by the diamonds)
PolandNonePostal card1973170 years of insurance in Poland; symbolic hailstorm, fire and flood (in printed stamp)
Uganda1199 (Mi1331)1994"Destruction [of crops] by hailstone[s]"
United StatesNonePostal card back, also front1883"German American Hail Insurance Company"
United StatesNoneCachet (return address) on cover1896"Alliance Mutual Hail and Cyclone Insurance Co."
United StatesNoneCachet (address) on cover, also back1902"Farmers' State Mutual Hail Association"
United StatesNoneCinderella (poster stamp)1930s"hail"
United StatesNoneAddress on cover1939"Farmers' Mutual Hail Insurance Association of Iowa"
United StatesNoneAddress (different) on cover1939"Farmers' Mutual Hail Insurance Association of Iowa"
United StatesNoneCachet on cover1944"Farmers' State Mutual Hail Association"
United StatesNoneCachet (return address) on cover1944"Insurance Company of North America - Rain and Hail Department"
United StatesNoneMeter on cover1953"Hail insurance specialists"
United StatesNoneMeter1964"You can't stop a hailstorm"
Dew
China (Taiwan)3287c (Mi?)One stamp and in (lower) margin of strip of 6 (3287 (a-f)) (Mi2606-2611)2000Dewdrops on leaves
United StatesNoneCachet (return address) on cover1922"Dew Drop Inn"

1Virga is precipitation falling, but evaporating (in the case of raindrops) or sublimating (in the case of ice crystals) before it reaches the Earth's surface.
2The Great Britain 1963-1966 set contains many more derivative items than listed here, most of which can be found on the barometers page.
3Ono no Komachi (ca 825-900) was a Japanese poetess. Legend has it that she lived during a severe and prolonged drought. At long last she composed a prayer for rain in the form of a poem written on a card which she put into a miniature boat. She then released the boat into a pond in the Imperial Garden. That scene is illustrated in a woodblock print from the early 1760s by Suzuki Harunobu, (Ono no) Komachi Praying for Rain, which is reproduced in Sierra Leone 2459. Thanks to the power of Komachi's poetry, the rain started and continued for three days. Harunobu's print shows the rain already falling, even as Komachi is pushing her little vessel away from the shore.


Below is a list of Summer weather and storms on satellite launch covers.

CountryCancel DateCancel LocationType of ItemNotes on Content
Other rain-related
United States1985-04-12Cape Canaveral FL(Colorano silk) cachet on STS-51D launch and Anik-C1 deployed cover"NASA would not risk flying the spaceship through a rainstorm, fearing the raindrops would erode the critical heat-shielding material"
United States1983-04-28Kennedy Space Center FL(SCPS) cachet on GOES-6 launch cover"rainfall"
Thunderstorms and lightning
United States1974-03-16Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on DMSP-5B-F5 launch cover"Electrical storm predictions"
United States1974-03-16Vandenberg AFB, CA(Interspace Cover) cachet DMSP-5B-F5 launch on cover
United States1975-05-23Vandenberg AFB, CA(Space Voyage) cachet on DMSP-5C-F2 launch cover"Electrical storms"
Great Britain2017-05-05Guildford(Benham) cachet on Ariel-3 anniversary cover"detecting 'terrestrial radio noise' from thunderstorms"
United States2019-11-14Monument Beach MA(Coverscape) cachet on Apollo-12 launch cover"After being struck by lightning during launch, Apollo-12 had a flawless mission"
United States2018-10-26GSFC, Greenbelt MD(Red Eagle) cachet on EOS-Aqua event cover"Super Typhoon Yutu" had an "open 19 nautical-mile-wide eye surrounded by very thick bands of powerful thunderstorms"
Hail
United States1980-09-09Kennedy Space Center FL(Space Voyage) cachet on GOES-4 launch cover"hail"
United States1980-09-09Cape Canaveral FL(Space Voyage) cachet on GOES-4 launch cover
United States1980-09-09Greenbelt MD(Space Voyage) cachet on GOES-4 launch cover


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