IS THERE WEATHER ON VENUS?
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Compared to Earth, Venus has no weather. There are no fluctuations in temperature and winds. Because the surface is so hot, none of Venus' acid rain ever reaches the surface, but evaporates before it reaches there.
The only thing that could qualify as weather of sorts are the lightening bolts. Both American and Russian probes have recorded tremendous lightening storms on the Venusian surface. One Russian probe recorded over 25 lightening flashes per second when it descended.
On Earth, there are about 1800 thunderstorms worldwide at any one time. But just a small area on Venus would have more lightening than all those Earth storms combined!
Copyright © 1997 Kathy A. Miles and Charles F. Peters II